Patrolman Richard Coldren

Patrolman Richard Coldren

Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 19, 1957

Richard Coldren

Patrolman Coldren was shot and killed while he and another officer attempted to arrest a man on a trespassing warrant. When they located the man he led them on a short pursuit. After stopping he opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Patrolman Coldren. Patrolman Coldren was able to return fire and kill the suspect.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was 12 years old when you lost your life. I was on the playground of Immaculate Conception grade school and heard the gunfire about 1/2 block away. This happened right by the Klotz residence. You walked myself and my sister Phyllis home after the movies at Hollywood Theater. I have never forgotten how kind and caring you were. Such a nice man and gone way too soon. Rest In Peace.

Jon Lecure

Jon Lecure

September 24, 2017

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