Officer Robert A. Dickerson

Officer Robert A. Dickerson

Atchison Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 1899

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Robert A. Dickerson

Officer Robert Dickerson was shot and killed in the town of Doniphan during a gun battle with a suspect that had just robbed a local store and murdered the clerk.

Officer Dickerson was part of a posse that pursued the men to a house. The suspects were able to escape the house and were then pursued to a river where they barricaded themselves behind several logs. When officers attempted to arrest the men in the morning a shootout ensued and Officer Dickerson was killed. The suspects remained barricaded until nightfall when they were able to escape again.

The suspects were never apprehended.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 20, 1899
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Rest in Peace, Officer Dickerson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

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