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Chief of Police Ed Payne | Garnett Police Department, Kansas Garnett Police Department, Kansas

Chief of Police

Ed Payne

Garnett Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 22, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Found not guilty by reason of insanity

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Chief Payne was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding. As he talked with the driver the man shot him. The suspect was apprehended but shot and wounded the undersheriff and fire chief while in custody. The suspect was drunk at the time of the shootings.

The suspect, a 28 year old World War II veteran, was found not guilty by reason of insanity on October 22, 1947, and committed to a state mental hospital.

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Rest in Peace, Chief Payne. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014


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