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Sheriff Melvin Hamilton | Labette County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Labette County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Sheriff

Melvin Hamilton

Labette County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 15, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Hamilton was shot and killed while he, the undersheriff, and another deputy transported a prisoner from Oswego to the State Penitentiary. The suspect had been slipped a revolver which he was able to conceal. During the ride he produced the revolver and shot Sheriff Hamilton fatally and wounded the undersheriff. The deputy was able to shoot and kill the suspect.

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

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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