Deputy Sheriff Carlos B. King

Deputy Sheriff Carlos B. King

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1871

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Carlos B. King

Deputy Sheriff Carlos King was shot and killed in modern-day the area of 200 West 2nd Street, in Newton, by a suspect he had disarmed and thrown out of town for disturbing the peace.

The suspect left when ordered to leave, but returned to town after obtaining another gun. He located Deputy King and shot him to death. The suspect was never apprehended.

At the time of his murder, Newton, Kansas was part of Sedgwick County.

Deputy King was a Civil War veteran for the Union Army and was survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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The Best of Us


Sgt. Oscar R. Thomasson
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office (Retired)

In Honored Memory of

Deputy Carlos B. King
EOW: 09/23/1871

In a familiar place in a different time
A simple man took a stand against crime
He left behind war’s horror and strife
Seeking a to make a new life
He was the best of us

Patrolling the streets of a frontier town
Keeping the peace after the sun went down
Treating citizens with honor and respect
Understanding what it meant to serve and protect
He was the best of us

Then one sad September day
He sent a rowdy cowboy on his way
Who a short time later returned to town
Pulled a gun and shot the deputy down
He was the worst of us

Lost to the pages of history
We honor this deputy’s legacy
He stood his ground and answered the call
On a September day he gave his all
He was the best of us.

Sgt. Oscar R. Thomasson
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office (Retired)

March 11, 2019

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