Police Officer Marion Ross

Police Officer Marion Ross

Manhattan Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 10, 1918

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Marion Ross

Officer Ross was killed when he was assaulted while attempting to arrest a man for drunk in public in a city park in Aggieville. During the arrest one of the man's friends attacked Officer Ross and beat him severely. Officer Ross succumbed to his wounds before arriving at the local hospital.

Officer Ross' killer was found guilty of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life, the first man convicted of murder in the first degree in Riley County. He was set free on June 21, 1923. The killer was related to two ex-governors, one from Kansas, and the other from Nebraska. Citizens of Kansas and of our country were outraged.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Set free in 1923

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Officer Ross,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Manhattan.


United States Border Patrol

March 10, 2018

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