Undersheriff John Henry Bodine

Undersheriff John Henry Bodine

Labette County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, April 20, 1870

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John Henry Bodine

Undersheriff John Bodine was shot and killed when a pistol was discharged by a man who was playing with it.

Undersheriff Bodine was talking to the man in a city street when the shooting occurred. A coroner's inquest found that the shooting was accidental.

Undersheriff Bodine was a Civil War veteran, having served as a private during the entire war with the Illinois 21st Infantry, Company F. He was survived by his wife.

He is buried in Oswego Cemetery in Labette County.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Not available

accidental discharge

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Undersheriff Bodine,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Labette County.


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April 20, 2020

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