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Patrolman C. LeRoy Damron | Bonner Springs Police Department, Kansas Bonner Springs Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman

C. LeRoy Damron

Bonner Springs Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 23, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman LeRoy Damron was shot and killed while walking his night rounds. He observed two suspicious men on a street corner and went to question them. The men turned out to be lookouts for three companions who were attempting a bank robbery. As he approached they opened fire, mortally wounding him.

Two of the five were apprehended days later. A week later the other three shot and killed Sergeant Elmer E Biggs and Patrolman Fred C. Wheeler of the Kansas City Police Department as the officers sought to question them. They fled to Toledo, Ohio, where a week later they shot and killed Lieutenant William Martin of the Toledo Police Department. Lieutenant Martin's partner shot and killed one suspect and the other two were apprehended.

Both suspects were convicted of Lieutenant Martin's murder and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Damron was survived by his wife, mother, and two siblings.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Damron. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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