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Acting Constable Richard Alexander Calhoun | Yale Constable's Office, Kansas Yale Constable's Office, Kansas

Acting Constable

Richard Alexander Calhoun

Yale Constable's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 11, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Constable Calhoun was accidentally shot and killed with his own service weapon shortly after arresting a man for burglary. He took the prisoner to a nearby saloon to await transportation to the jail in Pittsburg when the man became belligerent and attempted to leave. As Constable Calhoun pulled his service revolver out of his pocket his elbow hit the counter, causing the gun to fall and discharge. The round struck Constable Calhoun. The suspect fled the scene in the confusion that followed the shooting.

Constable Calhoun had served in Company D, 20th Infantry, of the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. He had served as acting constable off and on for four years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Constable Calhoun,
On today, the 111th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 11, 2015

 

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