Deputy Sheriff William Conway

Deputy Sheriff William Conway

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, May 11, 1896

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William Conway

Deputy Sheriff William Conway was shot and killed near White Church, Kansas, while attempting to arrest several men suspected of stealing chickens.

He had ridden alongside their wagon and ordered them to stop. The man opened fire on him, striking him in the head and killing him instantly. Before being shot, he was able to return fire and it is believed he wounded one of the subjects.

Deputy Conway had served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office for approximately three years. He was survived by his wife and two grown children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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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 122nd 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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