Officer Richard C. Fleming

Officer Richard C. Fleming

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 1897

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Richard C. Fleming

Officer Richard Fleming succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier. He was attacked by the men as he attempted to break up a dog-fighting ring at a saloon at the corner of 3rd Street and Gillis Street. The owner of the saloon and all others just stood there and watched.

One of the men took Officer Fleming's club and beat him with it. Officer Fleming remained in critical condition at his home until his death. The suspect was identified but never apprehended. The owner's license to operate a saloon was revoked.

Officer Fleming had served with the agency for ten years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 22, 1897
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender At large

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Thank you for your service Grandpa Richard.

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June 15, 2024

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