Sergeant Christopher Kolhoven

Sergeant Christopher Kolhoven

Newport Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1917

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Christopher Kolhoven

Sergeant Christopher Kolhoven was shot and killed at the corner of Hodge and Brighton Streets while attempting to arrest three drunk and disorderly soldiers who had attempted to steal milk from a local saloon keeper.

After placing the three soldiers under arrest, a fourth soldier appeared with a rifle and ordered the officers to let them go. When Sergeant Kolhoven attempted to arrest the fourth soldier, he was shot once in the abdomen and killed.

The soldier returned to his base and turned himself in to the duty officer. He was charged with murder and pled guilty in the state trial. He was also court martialed for the murder but was acquitted.

Sergeant Kolhoven was survived by his father and sister.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Acquitted at court martial

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My sister was named after you, never knew why until I started doing a family search, if she was born a boy, her name would have been Christopher, she was born a girl, and named Christine after you.
It is an honor to have you as my great Unlce

Ann Kolhoven Dale
Great Niece

July 29, 2017

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