Patrolman Robert C. Scudder

Patrolman Robert C. Scudder

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 1923

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Robert C. Scudder

Patrolman Robert Scudder succumbed to gunshot wounds received six days earlier.

He was shot after responding to a disturbance at a local dance hall. As he walked up the stairs, he encountered a man coming down. He began to search the subject but was shot when the man produced a gun.

Five days later, the suspect was shot and critically wounded when police attempted to take him from a train in Emporia, Kansas. On July 8th, 1924, he was convicted of fourth-degree manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. He was released on March 15th, 1926.

Patrolman Scudder was a Kansas National Guard veteran and had served with the Wichita Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 24, 1923
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years


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Patrolman Scudder,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Kansas National Guard.


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November 30, 2023

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