Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Winfield Balfour | Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Deputy Sheriff

Andrew Winfield Balfour

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, July 4, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 5 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 13, 2015

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths