Chief of Police Michael F. Churchill

Chief of Police Michael F. Churchill

Osawatomie Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, February 3, 1947

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Michael F. Churchill

Chief of Police Michael Churchill was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for beating his wife the previous night.

As Chief Churchill approached the man in a shed behind his house the man opened fire with a shotgun, killing Chief Churchill. The man was apprehended by a posse, convicted, and hung on May 6th, 1950.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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Rest in Peace, Chief Churchill. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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