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Policeman John Curry | Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

Policeman

John Curry

Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 8, 1866

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Lynched

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Policeman John Curry was stabbed to death by a man he attempted to arrest for disturbing the peace.

The suspect stabbed Policeman Curry in the abdomen several times with a bowie knife and severely cut a citizen who tried to stop him. The suspect, who was arrested a short time later, was taken from the county jail by a mob of more than 2000 men and hanged.

Policeman Curry was survived by several children.

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