Patrolman Robert C. Scudder

Patrolman Robert C. Scudder

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 27, 1923

Robert C. Scudder

Patrolman Scudder succumbed to gunshot wounds received three days earlier. He was shot after responding to a disturbance at a local dance hall. As he walked up the stairs he encountered a man coming down. He began to search the man but was shot when the suspect produced a gun.

Five days later the suspect was shot and critically wounded when police attempted to take him from a train in Emporia, Kansas. On July 8, 1924, he was convicted of fourth degree manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. He was released March 15, 1926.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 24, 1923
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Scudder. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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