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.

Policeman Chew was survived by a daughter by his first wife who died nine years before he did. He was survived by his second wife and four children. He was a Union Civil War Veteran having served as a private with the 23rd New Jersey Infantry, Company A.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

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 Patrolman Chew.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 30, 2020

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