Police Officer Richard Kreuger

Police Officer Richard Kreuger

Winfield Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, September 3, 1920

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Richard Kreuger

Officer Kreuger was shot and killed when he and another officer confronted a man who was following and annoying a woman. As they the approached the suspect the man fired from his car, killing Officer Kreuger and wounding the other officer. The wounded officer returned fire, but the the man fled. He was apprehended after he crashed his car and died 11 days later from one of the four gunshot wounds he suffered.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died from gunfire after the incident

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Officer Kreuger,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winfield.


United States Border Patrol

September 3, 2020

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