Deputy Sheriff Andrew Winfield Balfour

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Winfield Balfour

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, July 4, 1892

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Andrew Winfield Balfour

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Balfour was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for stealing riding gear from a stable several days earlier.

Deputy Balfour had received information that the man would be in Pryor's Grove, Edwards County, Kansas. When he and an assistant located the man the suspect refused to go with the deputy. As Deputy Balfour began to read the warrant to the man, the suspect shot him in the chest. Deputy Balfour was able to return fire, slightly wounding the suspect.

The suspect, famous outlaw Zip Wyatt, was fatally wounded during a shootout with law enforcement officers in Enid, Oklahoma, in August 1895. He died of his wounds in September 1895.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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