Policeman Lewis M. Chew

Policeman Lewis M. Chew

Atchison Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, October 27, 1879

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Lewis M. Chew

Policeman Lewis Chew was shot and killed by a man who and just pulled a gun on a bartender at a local saloon.

The man was drunk and the bartender had refused him service. When Policeman Chew attempted to arrest the man he was shot. Although mortally wounded, Policeman Chew was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Policeman Chew succumbed to his wounds the following day.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 26, 1879
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

DIP, weapons violation

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Rest in peace dear Great, Great Grandad. Your great grandson is with you now and was also a wonderful police officer.

Cheryl Henderson, Stremming, Kebert
Great, great graddaughter.

June 9, 2019

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