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Patrolman Richard Coldren | Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman

Richard Coldren

Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 19, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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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