Patrolman A. L. Young

Patrolman A. L. Young

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, November 5, 1921

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A. L. Young

Patrolman A.L. Young was shot and killed when he was ambushed while walking his beat in an alley near the intersection of West Eleventh Street and Lewellyn Street.

The suspect who murdered him was the leader of a local gang that went on to murder Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick and Detective Charles Hoffman three weeks later.

The suspect was shot and killed by another officer after murdering Detective Charles Hoffman.

Patrolman Young was survived by his son.

He is buried in Englewood Cemetery, Englewood, Clark County, Kansas.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Edward James Adams (1887 – November 22, 1921) was a notorious American criminal and spree killer November 5, 1921, Adams shot and killed Patrolman A.L. Young in cold blood while Young was on duty. The motive behind the killing was said to be a mutual love interest, who had chosen the company of the officer over the outlaw.

County Investigator John Brylski
Retired Outagamie County WI

March 14, 2023

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