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Night Policeman Otto Laduke Durkee | Chetopa Police Department, Kansas Chetopa Police Department, Kansas

Night Policeman

Otto Laduke Durkee

Chetopa Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 31, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Otto Durkee was shot and killed by a group of prison escapees when he caught them attempting to steel a tire for their getaway car. A total of eleven convicts escaped from the state penitentiary and broke into two groups. It is believed that Policeman Durkee was shot and killed when he discovered one of the groups in an auto store.

Policeman Durkee was a WWI veteran and a Justice of the Peace. He was survived by his wife and two children, his mother, four sisters, and a brother. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Chetopa, Kansas.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 31, 2015


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