Detective William L. Humphries

Detective William L. Humphries

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 23, 1915

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William L. Humphries

Detective William Humphries was shot and killed while attempting to question a suspect in a local pool hall at 803 Douglas Avenue.

When the man became cornered by Detective Humphries he pulled out a handgun and opened fire, fatally wounding the detective. The subject was apprehended and convicted of first-degree murder.

Detective Humphries is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest in Peace, Detective Humphries. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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