Chief of Police Adolph J. Eichenberger

Chief of Police Adolph J. Eichenberger

Florence Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 1929

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Adolph J. Eichenberger

Chief of Police Adolph Eichenberger was shot and killed when he interrupted the burglary of a store at 4:30 am.

He encountered two men attempting to force open a door. When he confronted the men, they opened fire, shooting him twice. The two escaped and were never apprehended.

Chief Eichenberger had served with the Florence Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, five children, and six grandchildren.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 17, 2020

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