Deputy Sheriff Charles Quincy Lukens

Deputy Sheriff Charles Quincy Lukens

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, December 8, 1909

Charles Quincy Lukens

Deputy Sheriff Charles Lukens was shot and killed while attempting to serve civil papers at a home in Rosedale.

The Rosedale city marshal accompanied Deputy Lukens because the marshal knew the man. They located the man in front of a grocery store at 1637 Kansas City Avenue. The man immediately produced a revolver and started shooting at the officers, but did not strike them, before fleeing on foot towards Kansas City, Missouri.

Both officers chased the man across Turkey Creek. Deputy Lukens was able to get ahead of the man and cut him off near the Frisco railroad yards. The man again opened fire, striking Deputy Lukens in the chest. The man fled into Missouri. He was shot and killed after being located at a house at 3129 Bell Street.

Deputy Lukens had served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office for approximately one year and had previously served as constable and a firefighter for Argentine. He was survived by his mother and brother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

civil papers

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2018

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