Officer John Van Horn

Officer John Van Horn

Parsons Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1899

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John Van Horn

Officer Van Horn was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several members of a robbery gang. As he attempted to pull the last member off of a fence he was shot and killed.

The suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years. He was released August 7, 1908.

Officer Van Horn had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1908

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Officer John Van HORN ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

another grateful citizen

July 28, 2015

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