Special Policeman Michael Meagher

Special Policeman Michael Meagher

Caldwell Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, December 17, 1881

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Michael Meagher

Special Policeman Michael Meagher was shot and killed in a gun battle with five cowboys who were on a crime spree.

The men had threatened Meagher, the former city marshal. Policeman Meagher then went to the current marshal and was appointed a special policeman. When Policeman Meagher and the marshal attempted to arrest the suspects he was shot and killed.

The suspect who killed Special Policeman Meagher, who was arrested 13 years later, was tried and acquitted.

Special Policeman Meagher was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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