Policeman John Curry

Policeman John Curry

Leavenworth Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 1, 1866

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John Curry

Policeman John Curry was stabbed to death by a man he attempted to arrest for disturbing the peace.

The suspect stabbed Policeman Curry in the abdomen several times with a bowie knife and severely cut a citizen who tried to stop him. The suspect, who was arrested a short time later, was taken from the county jail by a mob of more than 2000 men and hanged.

Policeman Curry was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Lynched

arrest attempt, disturbance

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 8, 2021

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