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Sheriff Samuel W. Dunn | Seward County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Seward County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sheriff

Samuel W. Dunn

Seward County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 5, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Samuel Dunn was shot and killed in an attempted assassination of a local judge. The assassination was planned for the judge because followers of a murder victim did not believe the judge would oversee the trial properly. Sheriff Dunn posted six deputies at the judge's home and then took the judge's place on a morning ride to the courthouse.

The wagon was ambushed by 30 men during the ride and Sheriff Dunn was shot and killed. The state militia was called in to maintain law and order after the shooting.

Sheriff Dunn was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff Dunn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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