Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 8/20/1899
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Guilty of manslaughter
Deputy Kite was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in downtown Lake Butler. During the arrest, two of the man's brothers opened fire on Deputy Kite, fatally wounding him. One of the men was convicted of manslaughter and the second was acquitted of the charges.
Deputy Kite also served as town marshal for Lake Butler. He was survived by his wife, mother, two brothers, and sister.