Reserve Officer John T. Morgan

Reserve Officer John T. Morgan

Goessel Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 22, 1979

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John T. Morgan

Reserve Officer Morgan was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance. The suspect shot him with a rifle as he exited his patrol car. The man also murdered his ex-wife and wounded her boyfriend during the domestic disturbance.

The suspect was convicted of the murders. He served 24 years in prison before being paroled in 2004.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Paroled in 2004

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Deputy Sheriff Morgan,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Goessel. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 22, 2019

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