City Marshal Charles H. Newman

City Marshal Charles H. Newman

Hugoton Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, October 15, 1931

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Charles H. Newman

Marshal Charles Newman succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted three days earlier when he was shot in the abdomen while attempting to arrest a man for public drunkenness.

The suspect was convicted of first degree manslaughter.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, October 12, 1931
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Attention: Hugoton Police Department

The City of Hugoton Police Department is looking for relatives of City Marshal Charles H. Newman. Marshal Newman was killed in the line of duty on October 15, 1931. He was married to Lauretta L. Newman. Members of his household in 1930 include John S Newman, Muriel Newman, James C McCarty and William Newman. We have information that the family moved to Haswell in Kiowa County, Colorado sometime between Marshal Newman’s death in 1931 and 1940. Kansas Law Enforcement Academy recently erected a new memorial to all of Kansas fallen Law Enforcement Officers. When they took down the old memorial they returned the stones bearing the officer’s name to the department which they served. The City of Hugoton Police Department would like to be able to present this stone with Charles H. Newman’s name to members of his family. The City of Hugoton was honored to have him serve as City Marshal and think it is only fitting that the original memorial stone be returned to his family. We would appreciate any assistance the public can give us in our endeavor to further honor the memory of a man that died serving this community. Thank you for any assistance you can give us.

Chief Courtney Leslie
Hugoton Police Department

April 27, 2016

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