Night Officer William Kime

Night Officer William Kime

Coffeyville Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, April 22, 1898

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William Kime

Night Officer William Kime succumbed to gunshot wounds he received when he and another officer attempted to arrest three men at the Missouri Pacific depot in Coffeyville at 3:30 am.

The men were wanted for attacking a citizen with stones and revolvers. As they attempted to arrest the men, Officer Kime was shot. He dies from his wounds at his home two days later.

The suspects were apprehended. One was never tried. The other two were convicted of second-degree murder. One was sentenced to 25 years and the other to 20. The one sentenced to 20 years was pardoned by Governor Edward Koch on October 22, 1908.

Officer Kime had served with the Coffeyville Police Department for only four months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

He is buried at Elmwood Cemetary in Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 20, 1898
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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