Police Deputy Ira M. Buchanan

Police Deputy Ira M. Buchanan

Junction City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, November 13, 1869

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Ira M. Buchanan

Police Deputy Ira Buchanan was shot and killed as he assisted the city marshal close a rum and billiard room at a local shop.

Two men became disorderly and shot Deputy Buchanan. One of the men was later acquitted of murder and the other was never located.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted


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Police Deputy Buchanan,
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 Junction City.


United States Border Patrol

November 13, 2019

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