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Policeman Lewis M. Chew | Atchison Police Department, Kansas Atchison Police Department, Kansas

Policeman

Lewis M. Chew

Atchison Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, October 27, 1879

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/26/1879

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Officer Chew was shot and killed by a man who and just pulled a gun on a bartender at a local saloon. The man was drunk and the bartender had refused him service. When Officer Chew attempted to arrest the man he was shot. Although mortally wounded, Officer Chew was able to return fire and kill the suspect. Officer Chew succumbed to his wounds the following day.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Chew. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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