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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

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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.

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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
July 13, 2015


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