Patrolman Robert C. Scudder

Patrolman Robert C. Scudder

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 27, 1923

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Robert C. Scudder

Patrolman Scudder succumbed to gunshot wounds received three 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 man but was shot when the suspect 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 8, 1924, he was convicted of fourth degree manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. He was released March 15, 1926.


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Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Scudder. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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