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Deputy
William Adams
County: Thurston County
Agency: Thurston County SO
Age: 54
End of Watch: 09-24-1927
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Single
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Deputy Sheriff William Adams was shot and killed at about 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 1927, while attempting to take a jail escapee into custody. Deputy Adams died from a single gunshot wound to the chest he sustained at the Frank Lewis farm four miles north of Winnebago. Wesely Bradford had escaped Friday evening from the county jail, and Deputy Adams had received information that Bradford was hiding in the Lewis house. Adams was climbing through a window to search for the man, Bradofr shot him. The killer was captured a short time later. Deputy Adams was 54 years old and single at the time of his death.Panel: 3
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Marshal
James Addison
County: Holt County
Agency: Stuart Village
Age: 51
End of Watch: 09-27-1964
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Stuart Village Marshal James D. Addison was shot at about 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 1964, west of the town square in Stuart. Addison had arrested an 18 year-old male for a traffic offense and jailed him, having stopped the same individual the week before and giving the same warning. The father of the arrested youth contacted the county attorney and police magistrate, wanting his son released from jail. The father encountered Addison near the square and argued with him about his son's incarceration. The man pulled a revolver and shot the Marshal twice. Addison's wife witnessed the shooting and, with assistance from two local youths, rushed him to Atkison Hospital. Addison died during surgery at about 11:00 p.m. He was 51 years old and survived by his wife, Bernice, and three children.Panel: 4
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Marshal
George C. Albee
County: Garden County
Agency: Oshkosh
Age: 45
End of Watch: 11-24-1926
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 7
Oshkosh Marshal George C. Albee died at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 1926, as a result of a shootout with an armed subject. Albee had observed a 55-year-old man driving a car in a reckless manner. He stopped the man and told him to go home. The man instead went to a local hardware store and obtained a .45 caliber pistol. Albee later encountered the man again and a shootout ensued. Marshal Albee connected with a round from his rifle, but as he approached the fallen man, the subject fired a round and Albee was struck in the chest. He continued toward the fallen man and struggled with him, even striking him with his handgun. However, Albee died at about 4:45 p.m. Marshal Albee was 45 years old and survived by his wife, Edith, and seven children.Panel: 14
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Trooper
George W. Amos
County: Dawson County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 28
End of Watch: 04-20-1973
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Nebraska State Trooper George W. Amos, Jr. was shot and killed at about 4:45 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 1973, while attempting to arrest a suspected drunk driver near Lexington on I-80. Investigators later learned that Amos was attempting to arrest the suspected drunk driver when a passenger also became involved in the struggle. The two suspects disarmed Trooper Amos and shot him once with his own service revolver. Two suspects, a married couple, were arrested near Gothenburg while attempting to escape. Amos was just 28 years old and was survived by his wife, Dolores, and two sons.Panel: 10
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William M. Ashley
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Shot and killed by Albert E. Haunseine in 1889, who hung at courthouse in Broken Bow, Nebraska for his crime. Buried at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the south central area of Grant Township in the southwest part of Custer County.Panel: 18
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Marshal
Arthur A. Athey
County: Clay County
Agency: Fairfield Marshal
Age: 66
End of Watch: 10-21-1945
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Single
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Fairfield Marshal Arthur A. Athey died at about 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 1945, from injuries suffered after being struck by a speeding vehicle. Athey was at the side of the road on foot when he was struck, attempting to wave the speeding vehicle over and, inadvertently, stepping into the vehicle's path. The driver was to leave the next morning for duty in the armed forces and had been out with friends for his last night at home. A coroner's jury absolved the driver of any criminal charges and he was allowed to leave for military duty the following day. Marshal Athey was 66 years old and single. He had been the Marshal of Fairfield for five years.Panel: 2
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Detective
Frank S. Aughe
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 50
End of Watch: 01-31-1924
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Omaha Detective Frank S. Aughe was shot and killed on Thursday, January 31, 1924. Aughe and three other detectives were searching for a man wanted in connection with a drug store robbery when they observed a man matching the bandit's description, near 16th and William Street. Detectives Killion, Murphy and Davis prepared to enter a store behind the suspect who, unbeknown to them, had drawn his weapon. As the suspect turned to run out the door, Detective Aughe entered. The two men began to struggle. Aughe was shot six times and died at about 3:30 p.m. He was 50 years old and survived by his wife and daughter.Panel: 12
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Officer
Amanda Beth Baker
County: Scotts Bluff County
Agency: Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Detention Center
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End of Watch: 02-16-2014
Cause of Death: Assault
Marital Status:
Children: 1
Correctional Officer Amanda Baker, 24, succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when she was attacked by a 15-year-old inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Detention Center. The inmate, who was awaiting trial on an armed robbery charge, attacked and strangled Officer Baker after she entered his cell at approximately 2:00 am. She was transported to Regional West Medical Center where she was pronounced brain dead. She was kept on life support so her organs could be donated. She passed away on February 16th, 2014. Officer Baker had served with the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center for just over 1-1/2 years. She is survived by her son.Panel: TBA
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Officer
Clarence J. Balcom
County: Adams County
Agency: Hastings
Age: 39
End of Watch: 08-07-1888
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
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Hastings Officer Clarence J. Balcom died from a gunshot wound at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 1888. A 15-year-old male shot Officer Balcom at about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, 1888, near the Burlington yard. He had been alerted to watch for the youth who was suspected of a jewelry theft. Officer Balcom was 39 years of age at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, Mariam.Panel: 1
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Sheriff
George H. Brock
County: Loup County
Agency: Loup County SO
Age: 43
End of Watch: 10-16-1940
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 6
Sheriff George H. Brock was shot and fatally wounded on Wednesday, October 16, 1940. The shooting occurred at about 12:40 p.m. at the Valleyview School as draft registration was taking place. Sheriff Brock had trouble with Richard Birkes about two weeks prior when he attempted to serve an eviction notice. Brock was met with threats against his life when he attempted to evict the family from their ranch. Knowing that Birkes would come to the school for draft registration on the 16th, Brock returned to Taylor and asked that a warrant be issued for him. When Birkes showed up Brock attempted to arrest him and a scuffle ensued. Brock was shot in the face and shoulder and died a short time later. Birkes was captured and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Sheriff Brock was 43 years old and survived by his wife, Lela May, and six children.Panel: 8
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Chief
Chester (Chet) Calkins
County: Holt County
Agency: O'Neill
Age: 51
End of Watch: 03-07-1952
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
O'Neill Chief of Police Chester (Chet) Calkins was shot and killed at about 1:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 1952, just off Main Street in O'Neill, after apparently observing someone stealing from parked cars. His brother, Night Policeman Walt Calkins, found Chief Calkins in his patrol car at about 2:00 a.m. Calkins had been shot five times at close range while seated in the patrol car. Joseph McLimans was later identified as a suspect in the case, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Calkins was 51 years old and survived by his wife, Hazel, and three children.Panel: 3
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Trooper
Robert J. Chab
County: Richardson County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 45
End of Watch: 01-06-1984
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Nebraska State Trooper Robert J. Chab died at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 1984, about three miles east of Falls City on Highway #159 after being struck by a car driven by an elderly female. Trooper Chab and Trooper Don Shepard were assigned to conduct a traffic checkpoint at that location and had been working traffic prior to the collision. Chab was killed when the woman failed to heed the posted warnings and struck another car prior to striking Trooper Chab. She later stated she didn't see a trooper or the warning signs. Trooper Chab was 45 years old and survived by his wife, Theresa, and two sons.Panel: 10
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Officer
Leslie G. Chamberlin
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 22
End of Watch: 07-29-1935
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Marital Status: Married
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Omaha Officer Leslie G. Chamberlin died at about 8:10 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 1935, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash that occurred at about 10:30 p.m. the previous night as Chamberlin pursued a speeding vehicle. A car traveling east on Dodge Street near 48th stopped to let Chamberlin's partner, Officer Fred Drefs, pass. As the car began to turn left into a vacant lot at 4820 Dodge Street, Chamberlin's motorcycle crashed into the car. Chamberlin was 22 years old and survived by his wife, Mildred.Panel: 8
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Patrolman
Edward J. Clark
County: Lincoln County
Agency: North Platte
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End of Watch: 08-24-1925
Cause of Death: Shot
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North Platte Patrolman Edward J. Clark was shot and killed at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 1925. North Platte police were informed by Kansas authorities to watch for two men in a blue touring car. Patrolman Clark, driving a police motorcycle, was detailed to watch the South River Bridge for the suspects. When he observed a vehicle matching the description, he stopped the car and became involved in a heated argument with the occupants. Clark was shot in the back as he turned away from the suspects, who then fled back into Kansas and were involved in the murder of a Sheriff while engaged in a gun battle. One of the suspects was captured and the other was killed near Atlus, Oklahoma.Panel: 6
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Officer
John M. Claussen
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Penitentiary
Age: 70
End of Watch: 04-16-1954
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Corrections Officer John M. Claussen was discovered on the floor of the penitentiary print shop at about 11:10 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 1954. Claussen had been beaten and stabbed, and died about a half hour later. Nineteen prisoners had left the print shop at 10:30 a.m. An intensive investigation was launched and on Saturday, May 15, 1954, Joseph E. DeYonghe was identified as the prime suspect in the murder of Officer Claussen. Claussen was 70 years old and survived by his wife, Emma, and five children.Panel: 16
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Officer
Joel R. Conklin
County: Adams County
Agency: Hastings
Age: 37
End of Watch: 10-09-1996
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Hastings Officer Joel R. Conklin was shot and killed at about 10:05 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 1993, while responding to a report of a disturbance at a residence. Officer Conklin died after being shot by a 35 year-old male subject at the scene of the call. The suspect escaped but later committed suicide when confronted by law enforcement officers searching for him. Officer Conklin was 37 years of age and is survived by his wife, Debra, and daughter, Tracy. Officer Joel Conklin Memorial Site: Maintained by daughter Tracy http://www.tracysdesign.com/memorial/Panel: 2
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Detective
Arthur G. Cooper
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 41
End of Watch: 01-28-1921
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Omaha Detective Arthur G. Cooper was shot at about 8:45 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 1921, and died from his gunshot wounds at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1. Detectives Cooper and Wavrin were assigned to investigate a burglary case after a suspect had contacted the burglary victim, regarding the return of some stolen property. Detective Cooper pretended to be the victim and set up a meeting at 17th and Howard. A short time later a suspect arrived and motioned for Cooper to follow him. The suspect started down the street with Cooper behind, when he suddenly turned and shot the detective three times. Detective Cooper was taken to Clarkson Hospital where he slipped into a coma, and later died. Cooper was 41 years old, and was survived by his wife, Mamie, and a daughter.Panel: 5
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Officer
John E. Costello
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 33
End of Watch: 05-22-1961
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Omaha Motorcycle Officer John E. Costello died from injuries sustained when his police motorcycle collided with a car near 48th and Center on May 22, 1961. Officer Costello was on patrol heading eastbound when a small, foreign car turned left in front of him. Officer Costello remained in a coma until he passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 1961. He was 33 years old and survived by his wife, Rita, and five children.Panel: 9
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Marshal
Nicholas Craig
County: Pawnee County
Agency: Table Rock Marshal
Age: 39
End of Watch: 09-22-1896
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
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Table Rock Marshal Nicholas Craig was shot at about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 1896, at the railroad depot. Marshal Craig had received word that he should be on the lookout for men involved in a burglary in Falls City. He went to the depot to watch for the men and checked the train that had recently arrived from Falls City. Craig observed as a strange man enter the lunchroom and decided to watch him. The man asked to trade a revolver for some lunches for himself and his two partners. Marshal Craig approached the man and asked him to withdraw his hands from his pockets. The man drew out two revolvers, shot Craig in the head, then turned and fled. Marshal Craig died about half hour later. He was 39 years old and was survived by his wife, Agnes.Panel: 8
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Special Agent
Cornelius Cross
County: Douglas County
Agency: NW Railroad
Age: 23
End of Watch: 01-21-1917
Cause of Death: Shot
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Northwestern Railroad Special Agent Cornelius Cross was shot and killed on Sunday, January 21, 1917, in the Omaha Freight Yards while attempting to arrest three males. Cross attempted to arrest the men after catching them breaking into a freight car. Two suspects fled, however, the third shot Agent Cross once in the head and twice in the body. He was 23 years old at the time of his death.Panel: 11
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Special Agent
Ray W. Daugherty
County: Platte County
Agency: Union Pacific
Age: 24
End of Watch: 11-19-1917
Cause of Death: Train Accident
Marital Status: Married
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Union Pacific Special Agent Ray W. Daugherty was killed at about 5:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 1917. It is believed that a Union Pacific train struck Daugherty as it crossed the Loup River Bridge west of Columbus. Daugherty was assigned to guard the bridge and was killed instantly when struck by the engine of the train. It is believed that he did not hear the approaching train because of another train going by at the same time. Agent Daugherty was 24 years old and survived by his wife and several children. He had been on the job for only four days when he was killed.Panel: 5
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Officer
Edward D. Davis
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Department of Corrections
Age: 63
End of Watch: 02-11-1912
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Marital Status: Married
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Department of Corrections Deputy Warden Edward D. Davis died at about 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 1912, after being stabbed six times during church services at the prison. Convict Albert Prince stabbed Davis in retribution for being disciplined for violations of prison rules. Deputy Warden Davis was 63 years old and married at the time of his death.Panel: 3
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Detective Sergeant
William M. Davis
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 29
End of Watch: 02-25-1927
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
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Omaha Detective Sergeant William M. Davis died at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 1927, from injuries suffered in a car-truck crash. The crash occurred at about noon at 31st and Curtis Ave. Davis was riding in a new police car driven by Detective Tom Ryan. The officers were headed south on 31st street when the car collided with a heavy paving truck. Davis was pinned in the vehicle for a time. After being taken to Nicholas Senn Hospital, he died from his injuries. Davis was 29 years old when he was killed.Panel: 9
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Federal Agent
Norval L. DeArmond
County: Gage County
Agency: Federal Agent
Age: 53
End of Watch: 12-08-1939
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
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Federal Agent Norval L. DeArmond died as a result of injuries sustained in a one-car crash that occurred on December 8, 1939, southeast of Barneston, Nebraska. Agent DeArmond and Agent Jack Lee were pursuing a stolen vehicle suspected of illegally importing alcohol into Kansas, a dry state. Agent DeArmond was seriously injured when the vehicle the agents were operating failed to negotiate a curve on a county road and crashed. DeArmond was 53 years of age at the time of his death.Panel: 7
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Sheriff
John S. Degman
County: Colfax County
Agency: Colfax County SO
Age: 35
End of Watch: 01-12-1886
Cause of Death: Assault
Marital Status: Single
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Sheriff John S. Degman died on Tuesday, January 12, 1886, at about 9:15 a.m. after being beaten with a piece of firewood by a prisoner in the jail. Degman had gone into the cell at about 8:00 a.m. to attend to the prisoner and was attacked. The prisoner escaped briefly but was captured by the former Sheriff. Later that night, a group of men came to the jail, took the killer outside to a tree and hung him. Sheriff Degman had been sworn in on January 2, 1886. He was 35 years old and single.Panel: 12
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Officer
James Delahunty
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Department of Corrections
Age: 55
End of Watch: 03-14-1912
Cause of Death: Shot
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Department of Corrections Warden James Delahunty was shot twice and died from his wounds at about 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 1912. He was shot during a deadly break at the prison in Lincoln. The three escapees managed to escape the prison grounds and flee Lincoln but were later cornered near Gretna. One of the convicts committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot, and a member of the posse, who closed in on the escapees, shot another. The last convict surrendered. Warden Delahunty was 55 years old at the time of his death.Panel: 14
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Deputy
Charles E. Dobbertin
County: Douglas County
Agency: Douglas County SO
Age: 41
End of Watch: 12-06-1977
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Dobbertin was shot at about 1:10 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 1977, and died from his wounds four days later at about 3:45 p.m. Deputy Dobbertin was off-duty and in downtown Omaha when he witnessed a thief taking items from a UPS vehicle. Dobbertin chased the suspect and was struck in the face with a radio antenna as he rounded a corner. The 20 year-old suspect then obtained Dobbertin's service revolver and shot him before fleeing. The suspect was captured and charged with Dobbertin's death following an extensive investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and area law enforcement officers. Dobbertin was 41 years old and survived by his wife, Catherine, and three children.Panel: 10
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Deputy
Craig Dodge
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Lancaster Country SO
Age: 42
End of Watch: 03-14-1987
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
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Deputy Sheriff Craig D. Dodge was shot and killed at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 1987, while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment building in Hickman. When he arrived, Dodge could hear commotion inside the apartment. Knowing a woman's life was in danger, and with backup still minutes away, Dodge advised his communications center that an assault was in progress and went into the apartment building to intervene. He attempted to talk to a male suspect through a slightly opened door, when the man produced a hidden handgun and shot Dodge in the face. Captured about 20 minutes after killing Dodge, the suspect, Terry Reynolds, was later convicted of the lawman's death. Deputy Dodge was 42 years old and survived by his wife, Barbara. Panel: 3
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Deputy
James J. Drahota
County: Madison County
Agency: Madison County SO
Age: 52
End of Watch: 10-13-1962
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 8
Deputy Sheriff James J. Drahota died at about 4:55 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 1962, from injuries he suffered in a two-car crash. The collision occurred about 8 1/2 miles south of Norfolk on Highway #81, at about 1:00 p.m. when Sheriff Burt Ray Jr. observed a vehicle driven by a youth believed under age to drive. Deputy Drahota was a passenger in the patrol car and the two officers followed the youth until he turned into a farm lane. Sheriff Ray pulled to the shoulder and then began to turn his car around. As he began to turn the car around on the highway, a northbound car slammed into the passenger side of the patrol car. Six others, including Sheriff Ray, were hospitalized following the crash. Deputy Drahota was 52 years old and survived by his wife, Florence, and eight children.Panel: 15
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Detective
Simon S. Drummy
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 51
End of Watch: 02-15-1908
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Omaha Detective Simon S. Drummy was shot and killed at about 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 1908. The shooting took place at William Sawyer's Pool Room at 2607 "N" Street. Detective Drummy and Detective Shields had gone to South Omaha looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery and shooting of Omaha Officer Lahey. When the officers arrived they observed a male standing behind a stove. As Drummy approached the man the suspect pulled a revolver from under his coat and shot Drummy once in the head. Drummy tried to draw his revolver but collapsed. Detective Shields shot and wounded the suspect. The man later died from his wounds. Detective Drummy was 51 years old and survived by his wife, Katherine, and five children.Panel: 13
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Chief
Charles W. Eschenbrenner
County: Dawes County
Agency: Crawford
Age: 62
End of Watch: 08-22-1955
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Crawford Chief of Police Charles W. Eschenbrenner died as a result of a heart attack following a call and arrest of a barricaded man with hostages. Chief Eschenbrenner died at about 2:35 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 1955, shortly after the suspect surrendered. Chief Eschenbrenner had attempted to negotiate the subject into surrendering. When this failed he called for tear gas. When the canisters of tear gas arrived, he decided to throw them through a basement window. While doing this, the suspect fired a shot at the lawman. Eschenbrenner was not wounded but suffered a heart attack following the attempt on his life. Chief Eschenbrenner was 62 years old and survived by his wife, Bertha, and two children.Panel: 7
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Trooper
Michael D. Farber
County: Hamilton County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 24
End of Watch: 08-24-1980
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Nebraska State Trooper Michael D. Farber was struck by a motor vehicle and killed at about 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 1980, during an attempt to stop a suspect involved in a pursuit. Trooper Farber died about six miles east of Aurora on Interstate 80. A 15 year-old suspect had failed to pay for gas at the Pleasant Dale Interchange west of Lincoln, and another trooper stopped the suspect near the Utica exit. The individual tried to escape and the trooper gave chase. Farber took up a position along I-80 near the Hampton Interchange and waited for the pursuit to approach his location. As the suspect approached Farber's position, he suddenly swerved into the eastbound lane still headed west. Farber had deployed his patrol car in the median and as the suspect approached, his car suddenly swerved off the interstate and into Farber and his unit. Farber was killed instantly. Trooper Farber was 24 years old and survived by his wife, Colleen. The couple was expecting their first child who, following his birth, was named after his father.Panel: 14
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Special Agent
Norman G. Fowler
County: Dodge County
Agency: Union Pacific
Age: 42
End of Watch: 08-29-1932
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Union Pacific Railroad Special Agent Norman G. Fowler was shot and killed at about 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 1932 near Ames, Nebraska. Agent Fowler had been assigned to guard a shipment leaving from Fremont and was found alongside the tracks about a mile east of Ames. He had been shot in the head and chest with a .45 caliber handgun. Agent Fowler was 42 years old and survived by his wife.Panel: 13
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Sheriff
Cloud H. Fuller
County: Pawnee County
Agency: Pawneed County
Age: 53
End of Watch: 05-29-1911
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Sheriff Cloud H. Fuller died from a gunshot wound at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 1911. Sheriff Fuller was attempting to arrest a man that was believed to have killed three members of the McVitty family south of Pawnee City. Sheriff Fuller obtained help from three local men and went in search of the murderer. About a mile into Kansas Sheriff Fuller and the other men found the suspect's trail and followed it to a small corncob shed near the Lepley School. As Fuller approached the suspect emerged and shot the lawman. The three men who had accompanied Fuller fled and returned with help, only to find that the suspect had shot himself. Sheriff Fuller was gravely wounded and was taken to a nearby house where he later died. Sheriff Fuller was 53 years old and survived by his wife, Lizzie, and several children.Panel: 15
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Sergeant
Franklin Furrer
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Lancaster Country SO
Age: 41
End of Watch: 10-28-1973
Cause of Death: Collapsed
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Sergeant Franklin Furrer suffered a heart attack at about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 1973, while executing a drug search warrant at a residence near Walton, Nebraska. Sgt. Furrer was guarding a suspect in the kitchen area of the house along with another deputy when he suddenly collapsed. Furrer was rushed to the hospital and remained in critical condition until he passed away at about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 1973. Sgt. Furrer was 41 years old and survived by his wife, Carmel, his daughters Chriss and Joy, and sons Dan, Andy, and Bill.Panel: 15
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Special Agent
Thomas Gentleman
County: Douglas County
Agency: Union Pacific
Age: 49
End of Watch: 01-07-1904
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Single
Children:
was shot on January 7, 1904, at approximately 9:00 PM in the Omaha Freight Yard at Fourteenth Street near the Chicago Lumber Company’s property.  A man was observed attempting to steal coal from a Union Pacific coal car. As Agent Gentleman approached the suspect to arrest him for theft, the thief pulled out a handgun and fired at him. Gentleman was struck and was later taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he died the following day from his gunshot wound.  Gentleman had previously been employed by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff and as a policeman with the Columbus Police Department. He was 49 tears old and single at the time of his death. Panel: 3
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Officer
William Good
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 47
End of Watch: 03-31-1916
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Omaha Officer William Good was shot while investigating a domestic abuse call on Friday, March 31, 1916. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Good arrested the husband and escorted him to the corner drug store to call for a police wagon. However, the suspect had concealed a revolver before Good arrived and suddenly pulled it out. The men struggled and Officer Good was shot once in the face. He died instantly. The suspect returned home, where he killed his wife and then himself. Officer Good was 47 years old and was survived by his wife and two children.Panel: 7
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Police Patrolman
Edward H. Green
County: Lincoln County
Agency: North Platte
Age: 43
End of Watch: 07-13-1929
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
North Platte Police Patrolman Edward H. Green died at about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 1929. Green was shot with a sawed-off shotgun as he tried to arrest a man identified as Louis Seelman, who had been ordered to leave town rather than paying a $100.00 fine for beating a woman. Seelman did leave town but when he returned on Saturday, July 13, Patrolman Green and another officer were sent to find him. The two lawmen went to the Humming Bird Inn on West 7th Street, with Green checking upstairs, and the other officer searching downstairs. The other officer heard a shotgun blast and fled the building. Responding officers found Green shot in the head. Seelman refused to surrender and later shot and killed himself. Officer Green was 43 years old and survived by his wife, Helen, and daughter, Virginia.Panel: 17
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Marshal
James J. Guerin
County: Douglas County
Agency: US Marshal
Age: 38
End of Watch: 12-06-1951
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Deputy U.S Marshal James J. Guerin died at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 1951, when the car he was driving collided with a semitractor trailer hauling concrete slabs. The accident occurred on West Dodge Road just west of the Elkhorn River. Deputy Guerin was returning to Omaha from North Bend, where he had been serving papers. Marshal Guerin was 38 years old and survived by his wife, Albertina.Panel: 10
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Special Agent
Lewis R. (Louis Gustason on Memorial) Gustafson
County: Douglas County
Agency: NW Railroad
Age: 29
End of Watch: 09-27-1921
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Single
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Northwestern Railroad Special Agent Lewis R. Gustafson was shot at about 7:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 1921, near 14th and Webster. Gustafson was standing outside the Northwestern and Missouri Pacific Freight house when two men came running by. Agent Gustafson called for the men to stop. One of the men stopped, turned and fired a handgun striking Gustafson in the neck. Gustafson died at about 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday September 27, 1921. His killers escaped from the scene. He was 29 years old and single at the time of his death.Panel: 6
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Sergeant
Glenn H. Haas
County: Dawson County
Agency: Gothenburg
Age: 42
End of Watch: 07-02-1990
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Gothenburg Police Sergeant Glenn H. Haas was shot in the front lobby of the police department at about 3:15 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 1990. A local 17 year-old male who had earlier been cited for criminal mischief, had come to the police department asking to speak to an officer. Sgt. Haas, who was present but off-duty and in plainclothes, responded to the request and was shot as he stepped out of the office entrance and into the lobby. He was struck once with a 30.06 round fired from a rifle the suspect had hidden around a corner. Sgt. Haas was taken to the Gothenburg Hospital and later life-flighted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he passed away. The suspect was later arrested and convicted, and is serving a life sentence. Sergeant Haas was 42 years old and survived by his wife, Janet, and two children.  Janet's brother will also be listed in the Memorial. He was Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Wolf of Frontier County, who died of a heart attack suffered while on duty in 1997.Panel: 10
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Captain of Detectives
Charles E. Hall
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Lincoln Police Dept.
Age: 53
End of Watch: 03-31-1917
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 4
Lincoln Police Department Captain of Detectives Charles E. Hall died early Saturday morning March 31, 1917, after the car he was riding in plunged into the ditch near 33rd and Adams Street. It is believed that Detective Hall and his driver, Frank Feeney, were in pursuit of a stolen auto at the time of the accident. Hall had been Chief of Police in O'Neill and later elected Sheriff of Holt County. Detective Hall was 53 years old and survived by his wife, Rhoda, and four children.Panel: 13
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Trooper
Marvin L. Hansen
County: Cherry County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 28
End of Watch: 04-08-1954
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
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Nebraska State Patrolman Marvin L. Hansen died from a gunshot wound at about 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 1954, near Valentine, Nebraska. Hansen and Cherry County Sheriff Bill Freeman had staked out a nearby road, having received a tip that it would be used by two suspects Ñ the Grandsinger brothers Ñ while transporting a stolen vehicle into the sand hills with the intention of stripping it for parts. The two lawmen stopped the suspects as they drove by, arresting Leon Grandsinger while brother Llyod fled from the scene. Hansen gave chase and was shot in the lower abdomen about 200 feet west of the road. He died a short time later. While Leon Grandsinger plead guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in the State Penitentiary, brother Lloyd appealed his conviction and electric chair sentence, received a new trial, and was acquitted and freed after a second trial. Hansen was 28 years old and was survived by his wife, Lorraine.Panel: 15
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Officer
Noah F. Harrison
County: Lincoln County
Agency: North Platte
Age: 40
End of Watch: 04-21-1933
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
North Platte Police Officer Noah F. Harrison died at about 4:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 1933. Harrison was shot and mortally wounded when he stopped a suspicious car near 502 West 11th Street at about 4:00 a.m. the previous morning. Upon opening the door of the car, Harrison was shot by the driver. The men, later identified as Joy Crow and Charles Robinson, escaped but were later captured. The car they had fled contained stolen bags of sugar from a railroad car at the local yard. For the crimes, Crow was convicted and sentenced to 99 years, while Robinson was convicted and sentenced to 10 years. Officer Harrison was 40 years old and survived by his wife, Annetia.Panel: 15
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Sheriff
Mark A.Hecker
County: Butler
Age: 53
End of Watch: 8-12-2014
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Marital Status:
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Sheriff Mark Hecker suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a mental subject he was attempting to take into emergency protective custody on August 8. He began to feel ill several hours later and drove himself to a local hospital. His condition continued to worsen and he passed away four days later. Sheriff Hecker had served with the Butler County Sheriff's Office for 26 years and had previously served with the Humphrey Police Department and David City Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his mother, five daughters, one son, one sister, two brothers, five granddaughters, nieces and nephews and all his colleagues in law enforcement.

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Officer
E.G. Heilman
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Department of Corrections
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End of Watch: 03-14-1912
Cause of Death: Shot
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Department of Corrections Officer E. G. Heilman died at about 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 1912, while attempting to thwart a prison escape. Heilman was one of three prison officers killed during the violent breakout. The three escapees managed to escape the prison grounds and flee Lincoln, but were later cornered near Gretna. One of the convicts committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot, and a member of the posse, who closed in on the escapees, shot another. The last convict surrendered. Panel: 11
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Sheriff
George N. Heiser
County: Keith County
Agency: Keith County
Age: 46
End of Watch: 05-01-1923
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Sheriff George N. Heiser was shot and killed at about 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 1923, while leading law enforcement officers on a search for the murderer of Scottsbluff Police Officer Albert Peterson, who had been killed less than a week earlier. They had learned that the suspect was hiding in a house on the Ritt Ranch in Arthur County. Sheriff Heiser discovered the suspect and, upon ordering him out of hiding, was shot and killed when the man suddenly produced a handgun. The other officers then opened fire, killing the suspect. Heiser was 46 years old and survived by his wife, Myrtle.Panel: 14
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Chief
Charles E. Henning
County: Thayer County
Agency: Hebron
Age: 72
End of Watch: 04-20-1978
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Hebron Chief of Police Charles E. Henning died on April 20, 1978, from complications related to a gunshot wound and subsequent stroke he suffered 10 years prior, on Thursday, April 24, 1968. Chief Henning was shot by one of two Iowa youths who Thayer County Sheriff Jim Johnson was attempting to arrest in connection with a crime spree. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Highway #81 and #136. Henning suffered a stroke as a result of the shooting, and was hospitalized for 10 years. Doctors attributed his death to the stroke caused by the shooting. Chief Henning was 72 years old and survived by his wife, Iona, and two sons.Panel: 3
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Officer
Gregory A. Holloway
County: Sheridan County
Agency: Gordon
Age: 36
End of Watch: 11-28-1999
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 4
Gordon Officer Gregory A. Holloway was killed instantly at about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, November 28, 1999, when his patrol car was struck nearly head-on with a pickup truck. Officer Holloway was responding to a report of an accident east of Gordon when the collision occurred. The driver of the pickup truck was westbound and making a left turn into a parking lot when the two vehicles collided. Officer Holloway was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was later arrested and charged in connection with Holloway's death. Officer Holloway was 36 years old and survived by his wife and four children.Panel: 1
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Deputy
Christopher Johnson
County: Platte County
Agency: Platte County SO
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Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Deputy Christopher Johnson was killed in an automobile accident while responding to another accident call on Highway 91. His patrol car collided with a tractor trailer that was attempting to make a left turn in front of him. Deputy Johnson had served with the Platte County Sheriff's Office for three years. Deputy Johnson had previously served at the Walthill Police Department, Walthill, Nebraska from May 2001 to August 2002, and with the West Point Police Department, West Point, Nebraska from August 2002 to February 2006. He is survived by his wife and son.Panel:
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Sheriff
Samuelson D. Johnson
County: Nance County
Agency: Nance County SO
Age: 60
End of Watch: 05-15-1961
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Sheriff Samuelson D. Johnson was shot and killed at about 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 1961, while serving a warrant on a subject believed to be insane. Johnson and Special Deputy Aaron Hadfield went to the Hubert Heule residence located about 6 miles southeast of Fullerton. When they arrived, Johnson went into the house and asked Hadfield to wait. When Johnson didn't return, Hadfield went to the door of the house and observed Johnson in a struggle with Heule. Johnson managed to escape and the two lawmen sought cover in a nearby barn. Heule had obtained a shotgun and came after the two men. Johnson instructed Hadfield to run out the back door while he attempted to make it to his car where he had a revolver in the glove box. Hadfield escaped and watched in horror as Sheriff Johnson was shot down in the laneway to the farm. Hadfield then saw Heule flee in his modified car, but he was later captured in Kansas. Sheriff Johnson was 60 years old and survived by his wife and three children.Panel: 5
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Sheriff
Bernard "Barney" F. Kearns
County: Holt County
Agency: Holt County
Age: 30
End of Watch: 03-28-1881
Cause of Death: Shot
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Sheriff Bernard "Barney" F. Kearns was shot on Monday, March 28, 1881, and died about 30 minutes later. A group of cowboys were creating a disturbance in O'Neill and Kearns disarmed one man named Stuart. Later, Stuart talked another man named Reed into helping him confront Sheriff Kearns. The two did so and Reed shot Sheriff Kearns. Deputy Sheriff James Connolly was wounded as he was coming to the aid of his fellow lawman. Reed was later arrested but acquitted at the murder trial. Sheriff Kearns was 30 years old at the time of his death.Panel: 10
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Sheriff
Myles S. Keller
County: Perkins County
Agency: Perkins County
Age: 40
End of Watch: 11-09-1924
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Sheriff Myles S. Keller died in a North Platte hospital from a gunshot wound at about 3:15 p.m. on November 9, 1924. He was shot by a subject while making an arrest on Friday, October 31, 1924, in Elsie, Nebraska. Sheriff Keller was called to Elsie on a disturbance and located the suspect. As Keller proceeded to arrest the subject, he suddenly pulled a concealed handgun and shot the lawman in the stomach. Keller returned fire and wounded the suspect. He then disarmed the suspect before collapsing. Both were taken to North Platte for emergency treatment. Sheriff Keller was 40 years old and survived by his wife, Hazel, and two children.Panel: 16
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Deputy Sheriff
Reuben Kelley
County: Kearney County
Agency: Kearney County
Age: 41
End of Watch: 10-16-1882
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Deputy Sheriff Reuben Kelley was shot and killed along with Hitchcock County Sheriff Jack Woods on Monday, October 16, 1882, while attempting to arrest horse thieves. Deputy Kelley was in the Prairie Home Hotel eating his late meal when Sheriff Woods entered to arrest the two men. After Sheriff Woods was shot by one of the men, Deputy Kelley grabbed the suspect and pushed him into the wall. The other man stepped up behind Kelley and shot him in the back of the head. Kelley died instantly. Deputy Kelley was 41 years old and survived by his wife.Panel: 7
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Special Agent
Benjamin J. Kelly
County: Richardson County
Agency: Missouri Pacific
Age: 56
End of Watch: 03-11-1932
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Missouri Pacific Special Agent Benjamin J. Kelly was shot at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 1932, near Salem, Nebraska, as he and two other officers searched for suspects involved in stealing copper wire. Agent Kelly and others were informed that thieves were stealing the wire from telephone lines and the lawmen went to investigate. Kelly and U.P. Special Agent Oscar Peterson, along with Richardson County Sheriff's Deputy Ivan Weltmer, observed a car as it pulled out of a dead-end lane on the J. M. Wickham farm. As the officers pulled up along side the suspects' car, shots were fired and Kelly was hit while seated in the passenger seat. He died about 30 minutes later. Agent Kelly was 56 years old and survived by his wife and two children.Panel: 2
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Deputy
Floyd E. Kindler
County: Butler County
Agency: Butler County SO
Age: 42
End of Watch: 04-13-1963
Cause of Death: Collapsed
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Deputy Sheriff Floyd E. Kindler died at about 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 1963, from a heart attack following an intense struggle with a subject he was attempting to arrest. Deputy Kindler had been called to Bellwood, Nebraska, by the town Marshal following a disturbance there. Kindler confronted several subjects at a saloon in Bellwood and asked them to accompany him outside. After exiting the bar, he was assaulted by one of the men. Deputy Kindler arrested one of the subjects and transported him to jail in David City. After securing his prisoner, Kindler collapsed in the jail. He was taken to the hospital but never regained consciousness. Deputy Kindler was 42 years old and was survived by his wife, Frieda.Panel: 18
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Trooper
Raymond M. Koerber
County: Cass County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 35
End of Watch: 09-18-1961
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Nebraska State Trooper Raymond M. Koerber died from injuries sustained in a car crash at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 1961. Trooper Koerber was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on Highway #75 on the west edge of Plattsmouth when another vehicle began backing out in front of his car. Koerber struck the backing vehicle and slammed into an oncoming truck. Trooper Koerber was 35 years old and was survived by his wife, Josephine, and five children.Panel: 2
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Special Agent
Kevin J. Kramer
County: Douglas County
Agency: FBI
Age: 34
End of Watch: 04-14-1996
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Kevin J. Kramer was killed at about 7:20 a.m. on April 14, 1996, in a one-vehicle accident near Jordan, Montana. Agent Kramer was killed while on special assignment during the "Freeman Standoff." Kramer was alone in the vehicle when he lost control on a county road. He was ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries. FBI Agent Kremer was 34 years old and survived by his wife, Heidi.Panel: 9
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Officer
Edward J. Krejci
County: Gosper County
Agency: NE Conservation
Age: 40
End of Watch: 02-04-1982
Cause of Death: Accidental Gun Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Conservation Officer Edward J. Krejci died from an accidental gunshot wound to the throat at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 1982. Krejci had gone to the Elwood Reservoir after eating lunch with State Park Superintendent C. L. "Brownie" Wamsley. Krejci told Wamsley that he planned to do some target practice after lunch and invited him to accompany him. Wamsley arrived a few minutes later and discovered Krejci face down in the snow at the bottom of a steep embankment. Officer Krejci was later pronounced dead at the scene. He was 40 years old and survived by his wife, Rita, and five children.Panel: 4
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Detective Sergeant
Fred A. Kruger
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age:
End of Watch: 11-17-1930
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Omaha Police Detective Sergeant Fred A. Kruger died at about 3:15 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 1930. Detective Kruger and Sergeant Ray Strong were looking for bank robbery suspects when they observed some suspicious men near 16th and Wirt Street. The detectives ordered the suspects to step out of their car, and as one of them stepped out, Kruger observed the other concealing something and grabbed for the man's sleeve. The subject pulled away and, as Kruger spun around to flee, the suspect shot him six times in the back. Mortally wounded, Kruger still managed to fire four shots at the fleeing suspect before collapsing and dying. Detective Strong chased the suspect but he managed to escape. He was later captured on the grounds of Fort Omaha. Detective Kruger was an 11-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department and was survived by his wife.Panel: 10
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Officer
Richard E. Leyden
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Lincoln Police Dept.
Age:
End of Watch: 09-26-1949
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Marital Status: Engaged
Children:
Lincoln Police Motorcycle Officer Richard E. Leyden died at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 1949, of injuries suffered in an auto accident. The accident occurred at about 7:10 p.m. on 16th Street between "G" and "H". Officer Leyden's motorcycle struck the left front end of a pickup truck and he was thrown from the vehicle, suffering severe head injuries. Leyden was to be married just six days later.Panel: 13
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Captain
Dennis F. Lipari
County: Douglas County
Agency: Douglas County SO
Age: 39
End of Watch: 11-26-1977
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Douglas County Captain Dennis F. Lipari was shot at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 1977, while off-duty. Captain Lipari, his family, and two other deputies were eating at Club 89 in Southwest Omaha. The club was filled with some 200 people when a lone gunman entered and began firing into the crowd with a shotgun. Lipari was hit and died at about 7:59 p.m. at Bergan-Mercy Hospital. The gunman wounded 24 other club patrons. Captain Lipari was 39 years old and was survived by his wife, Ruth.Panel: 9
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Sheriff
George H. Little
County: Colfax County
Agency: Colfax County SO
Age: 43
End of Watch: 05-19-1937
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 6
Sheriff George H. Little died at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 1937, from injuries suffered in a one-car crash north of Norfolk. Sheriff Little was taking Sheriff Ed Schwartz back to Pierce where Little was to testify in a civil case. Shortly after midnight on May 19th, Sheriff Little failed to negotiate a curve about five miles north of Norfolk and slammed his car into an embankment. Little suffered head and chest injuries and passed away that evening. Sheriff Little was 43 years old and survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and six children.Panel: 15
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Officer
Edward Lowery
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
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End of Watch: 02-19-1909
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
South Omaha Officer Edward Lowery was shot and killed at about 10:45 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 1909, near 24th and "N" Street in South Omaha. Lowery had just arrested a man for vagrancy and, as he escorted the man down the street, the suspect suddenly produced a hidden revolver and shot the officer. Drawing his revolver, Officer Lowery returned fire striking the suspect twice before collapsing. Taken to a nearby drug store, Lowery died a few minutes later. South Omaha Officer Harder captured the suspect a short time later. His wife and three children survived Officer Lowery.Panel: 5
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Special Duty Patrolman
Marion F. Marshall
County: Lancaster County
Agency: Lincoln Police Dept.
Age: 35
End of Watch: 09-09-1932
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Lincoln Special Duty Patrolman Marion F. Marshall died on Friday, September 9, 1932, after being shot at about midnight two days prior. Patrolman Marshall observed a suspicious subject in the alley between 15th and 16th Streets and between "G" and "H" Streets in Lincoln. When the Patrolman stopped to identify him, the subject pulled a concealed .32 caliber revolver and shot Marshall. He managed to crawl to the governor's mansion and summoned help from Governor Bryan. The Governor summoned authorities and Marshall was taken to the hospital where he passed away. Patrolman Marshall was 35 years old and survived by his wife, Eva, and three children.Panel: 2
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Federal Agent
Chester A. Mason
County: Gage County
Agency: Federal Agent
Age: 28
End of Watch: 11-12-1932
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Federal Agent Chester A. Mason was shot and killed at about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 1932, about three miles southeast of Beatrice. Agent Mason had enlisted the aid of an informant and set a trap for a man suspected of manufacturing and distributing illegal alcohol. After meeting with the suspect, Agent Mason was shot in the head and killed instantly as he attempted to arrest the man. Agent Mason was 28 years old and survived by his wife and three children.Panel: 5
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Trooper
Donald Matejka
County: Madison County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 56
End of Watch: 12-27-1989
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Marital Status: Married
Children: 4
Nebraska State Trooper Donald Matejka died on Wednesday, December 27, 1989, at about 11:20 p.m. Trooper Matejka and Trooper Bob Totten had responded to a domestic violence call at a mobile home park north of Norfolk just off Highway #81. Matejka and Totten contacted a subject later identified as Randy Rogers. While Totten spoke with Rogers, Matejka spoke with the female subject involved. When Rogers attempted to leave he was stopped by Matejka. A struggle occurred and Matejka suffered a heart attack. Matejka was transported to Norfolk Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Trooper Matejka was 56 years old and survived by his wife, Carolyn, and four children.Panel: 16
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Deputy Sheriff
Charles Mayes
County: Dawson County
Agency: Dawson County
Age: 36
End of Watch: 06-17-1876
Cause of Death: Shot
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Deputy Sheriff Charles Mayes was shot and killed at about 12:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 1876, about 5 miles south of current day Lexington. Mayes was attempting to serve a writ of ejectment on a farmer at that location when the subject shot him once. The two men who accompanied Mayes subdued his killer and took him to jail. That night a crowd of masked men forced their way into the jail and took the doomed man to the courthouse. The killer was hung from the second floor railing. Deputy Mayes was 36 years old at the time of his death.Panel: 11
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Deputy
Howard C. McCallum
County: Otoe County
Agency: Otoe County SO
Age: 41
End of Watch: 11-12-1930
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 6
Deputy Sheriff Howard C. McCallum died from a gunshot wound at about 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 1930. McCallum was in the Sheriff's Office at the County Courthouse when a suspect in a burglary case entered the building. The suspect pulled a revolver when he was confronted, then ran from the courthouse with McCallum not far behind. The suspect turned and fired, fatally wounding the lawman. The Otoe County Sheriff continued the chase through city streets, finally shooting and killing the suspect. Deputy McCallum was 41 years old and survived by his wife, Florence, and six children.Panel: 17
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Constable
Jeremiah McCheane
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 51
End of Watch: 06-16-1870
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Marital Status: Married
Children: 7
Constable Jeremiah McCheane was stabbed by a subject he had just arrested on a warrant from the court. The attack occurred at about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 1870, at a tenement house located at 13th and Webster. McCheane remained unconscious until he died at 8:40 a.m. the next morning. Constable McCheane was 51 years old and survived by his wife, Mary, and seven children.Panel: 4
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Deputy
Michael T. McManigal
County: Dakota County
Agency: Dakota County SO
Age: 35
End of Watch: 05-07-1982
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Deputy Sheriff Michael T. McManigal died from injuries suffered in a collision at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 1982. Deputy McManigal was responding to a report of an explosion when he collided with a state patrol trooper responding to the same report. The collision occurred at the junction of U.S. #20 and West 29th Street. The other trooper was not seriously injured. Deputy McManigal was 35 years old and survived by his wife, Pamela, and three children.Panel: 1
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Chief
Sheldon C. Mecomber
County: Lincoln County
Agency: North Platte
Age: 63
End of Watch: 01-15-1920
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
North Platte Police Chief Sheldon C. Mecomber was shot and killed at about 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 1920 at Nick Chiro's Pool Hall on East Front Street in the same shooting incident that took the life of George Rodgers (above). Chief Mecomber died instantly from a single gunshot wound to the head. He was 63 years old and was survived by his wife and two children.Panel: 16
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Trooper Sergeant
John T. Meistrell
County: Dodge County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 43
End of Watch: 04-10-1953
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant John T. Meistrell died at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 1953, from injuries sustained in an automobile crash. Sgt. Meistrell was headed west on Highway #275 toward Hooper at about 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, when he lost control of his patrol car and struck a tree. Meistrell was hospitalized in critical condition until the time of his death. He was 43 years old and survived by his wife, Lillian, and two children.Panel: 14
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Officer
Larry D. Minard
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 29
End of Watch: 09-17-1970
Cause of Death: Explosion
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
Omaha Officer Larry D. Minard, Sr. died at about 2:00 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 1970, after an explosive device concealed in a suitcase blew up. Minard and other officers from the Omaha Police Department were on the scene of a disturbance at 2865 Ohio Street when the explosion occurred. A total of eight officers were in the house at the time. Officer Minard was closest to the suitcase when it detonated. Minard would have been 30 years old on August 20. Instead he was buried on his birthday. His wife, Karen, and five children survived him.Panel: 1
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Marshal
Arthur A. Moss
County: Dawes County
Agency: Crawford Marshal
Age: 31
End of Watch: 05-13-1906
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Single
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Crawford Marshal Arthur A. Moss died from a gunshot wound received at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 1906. Marshal Moss was attempting to disperse a group of soldiers who were drinking beer and began to create a disturbance. When Moss stepped into the area one of the soldiers drew his revolver and shot him. He died a short time later. The soldier fled but was later captured. He was found guilty and spent seven years in the state penitentiary for manslaughter. Marshal Moss was 31 years old and single.Panel: 12
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Detective
Frank J. Murphy
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 25
End of Watch: 07-16-1919
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Omaha Detective Frank J. Murphy, Jr. was shot and mortally wounded on July 16th, 1919, and died on Wednesday, July 23. On the previous Wednesday at about 2:30 a.m., detectives Murphy, Lundeen and Farrand observed an individual matching the description of a suspect in several holdups. Murphy called out for the man to stop and, as he stepped out of the patrol car, the suspect turned and shot him. His assailant, Judd Tobias, was shot by Detective Lundeen. Tobias later died from his injuries. Initially it was believed Detective Murphy would survive his wounds, however gangrene set in and he later died. Detective Murphy was 25 years old and survived by his wife.Panel: 4
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Sheriff
James M. Nelson
County: Cheyenne County
Agency: Cheyenne County SO
Age: 54
End of Watch: 02-22-1930
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 6
Sheriff James M. Nelson was shot at about noon on Thursday, February 20, 1930, by a man who had escaped from the State Insane Asylum in Hastings. Sheriff Nelson and Deputy Sheriff Richard Carlson observed the subject about 1 1/2 miles north of Sidney and attempted to make contact. The suspect started shooting as soon as Nelson stepped from the car. He was struck in the head and fell back into the car. Carlson attempted to flee and was shot twice but survived. The crazed man then returned and shot Nelson once again in the car. The suspect was later shot by a posse that had been formed to capture him. Sheriff Nelson died at about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 1930. He was 54 years old, and was survived by his wife, Gertrude, and six children.Panel: 17
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Sheriff
Ivan R. Newell
County: Thurston County
Agency: Thurston County SO
Age: 46
End of Watch: 01-19-1967
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 6
Sheriff Ivan R. Newell died at about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 1967, as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on crash. Sheriff Newell was a passenger in a car driven by State Deputy Sheriff Wallis Miller. The two officers were heading to a call in Macy at about 4:35 p.m. when a collision occurred about three miles west of Walthill on Highway #94. Cresting a hill, Miller suddenly came upon a vehicle driven by Alonzo Watson. Mr. Watson was pulling his car out onto the highway and Miller swerved to avoid striking him. At the same time, Mrs. J. Bodlak was headed home from her job in Walthill. She saw the patrol car with the lights flashing and pulled off the highway. Miller's patrol car struck Bodlak's car nearly head-on. Miller, Mrs. Bodlak, and Sheriff Newell were all taken by ambulance to the Pender Hospital. Newell was pronounced dead a short time after arriving. Sheriff Newell was sworn into office on January 5, 1967, just two weeks earlier. He was 46 years old and survived by his wife, Fern, and six children.Panel: 4
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Trooper
Duane R. Nichols
County: Douglas County
Agency: NE State Trooper
Age: 31
End of Watch: 07-24-1958
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Nebraska State Trooper Duane F. Nichols died from injuries suffered in a head-on collision on Thursday, July 24, 1958. The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on Highway #275 near the west edge of Waterloo. He collided with a car driven by a suspected drunk driver. Trooper Nichols was killed instantly. Trooper Nichols was 31 years old and survived by his wife, Gertrude, and three children.Panel: 11
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Officer
Paul A. Nields
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 29
End of Watch: 06-06-1974
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Omaha Officer Paul A. Nields, Sr. was assigned as a plainclothes narcotics investigator when, at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 1974, he heard an "officer needs help" call. Responding to the call for assistance, Nields and Sgt. Bernard Venditte went to 1818 North 25th Street. A barricaded man had wounded several officers and an attempt was made to force him out with tear gas. Nields, attempting to help, rushed up to the front door. The suspect fired and struck him with a shot from a .12 gauge shotgun. He died instantly. Officers at the scene shot the suspect to death. Officer Nields was 29 years old and survived by his wife, Kathleen, and two sons.Panel: 8
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Reserve Officer
Eric L. Ottis
County: Douglas County
Agency: Bennington
Age:
End of Watch: 02-10-2002
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Single
Children:
Bennington Reserve Officer Eric L. Ottis was killed on February 10, 2002, near the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center outside of Grant Island. Ottis' vehicle was struck by another vehicle as he was leaving the training center. A contributing factor to the accident was a missing stop sign, knocked down the previous day, that had not yet been replaced.Panel: 14
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Officer
Charles N. Overman
County: Gage County
Agency: Wymore
Age: 58
End of Watch: 03-30-1948
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Wymore Officer Charles N. Overman was shot at about 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 1948, in front of the Wymore City Jail. Overman had arrested a suspected drunk driver and transported him to the jail just before the shooting. As Overman pulled up in front of the jail, the suspect suddenly pulled out a .32 caliber revolver and shot the officer. The suspect first tried to flee but then stopped and shot himself in the head. Officer Overman died from his wounds at about 7:00 p.m. that night. He was 58 years old and survived by his wife, Ann, and two children.Panel: 13
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Constable
James P. Paxton
County: Greeley County
Agency: Greeley County
Age: 41
End of Watch: 04-10-1891
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 4
Greeley County Constable James P. Paxton died on Friday, April 10, 1891, near Pinnacle Springs, Arkansas, while attempting to arrest a former Nebraska man on a warrant. Greeley County authorities had received information that a a 39-year-old man wanted in connection with selling mortgaged property was in hiding in Arkansas. With a governor's warrent in hand, Paxton traveled to Arkansas, was told of the suspect's hideout in the woods, and led a group of Arkansas deputies to arrest him. As Paxton waited for the deputies to get into position, the suspect suddenly emerged from his cabin, shotgun in hand, apparently planning to do some hunting. As the man walked down the laneway, unknowingly approaching the hidden lawman, Paxton stepped out from his position and commanded the man to surrender. He responded by slowly lowering the shotgun's barrel to his side, but quickly raised it again and fired as Paxton began to approach. The charge struck Paxton in the face, killing him instantly. The suspect was later shot by Arkansas deputies and jailed. Constable Paxton was 41 years old and survived by his wife and four children.Panel: 5
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Officer
Albert W. Peterson
County: Scotts Bluff County
Agency: Scotts Bluff
Age: 43
End of Watch: 04-25-1923
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Scottsbluff Officer Albert W. Peterson was shot at about 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 1923, in Mitchell, Nebraska. Officer Peterson and Scotts Bluff County Deputy Sheriff Carlson went to Mitchell to look for a man named Frank Randall who was wanted in connection with a bootlegging operation. Arriving at a residence, the officers heard someone leaving through the back door. They observed a subject standing near a garage and called out to him. The man responded by firing two shots at the lawmen, the first striking Peterson in the stomach. The second shot passed through both of Carlson's forearms, crippling him. Peterson was taken into the house and a doctor was summoned. He died at about 10:20 p.m. Officer Peterson was 43 years old and survived by his wife, Bina.Panel: 11
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Special Duty Patrolman
Otto P. Peterson
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 46
End of Watch: 07-17-1933
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Widowed
Children: 2
Omaha Special Duty Patrolman Otto P. Peterson was shot at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 1933, while contacting two suspicious men near 31st and Poppleton Avenue. Peterson was shot once in the chest and once in the head. He died at about 1:05 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 1933. The assailants were later identified as Cecil Thornbrugh and Hank Thornbrugh. Cecil was later captured in another state after a shootout with authorities. Hank was killed in a another shootout. Patrolman Peterson was 46 years old and widowed. He was survived by his two children.Panel: 12
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Deputy Sheriff
John W. Phillips
County: Cedar County
Agency: Cedar County
Age: 57
End of Watch: 10-24-1884
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children:
Deputy Sheriff John W. Phillips died from a gunshot wound that he received on Friday, October 24, 1884, near West Bow, Nebraska. Deputy Phillips was trailing a suspect wanted in connection with setting fire to hay stacks. Deputy Phillips and a posse located the suspect in a home, and he agreed to surrender, but only to Deputy Phillips. When Phillips entered the house the suspect fired three shots. Two of them missed Phillips. However, the third fatally struck him in the lower part of his body. The suspect was later captured and taken to St. Helena. He was lynched nearby on Saturday, October 25, 1884. Deputy Phillips was 57 years old and survived by his wife.Panel: 2
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Sergeant
Ron Phillips
County: Polk County
Agency: Polk County SO
Age: 56
End of Watch: 01-26-2004
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Sergeant Ron Phillips, a Polk County Deputy Sheriff, died on Monday, January 26, 2004, from a heart attack suffered after attempting to dig out his patrol car during a snow storm. Having made his "on duty" call, Sergeant Phillips became stuck in the snow and attempted to free the vehicle himself. He eventually called a tow truck, whose driver discovered Phillips slumped over in the front seat. Emergency personnel were immediately dispatched, however he was later pronounced dead at Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center in Osceola. Sergeant Phillips was 56 years old and is survived by his wife, Jennifer and his two sons, Shannon and Matthew.Panel: 2
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Officer
Halladay B. Pratt
County: Otoe County
Agency: Nebraska City
Age: 52
End of Watch: 02-10-1902
Cause of Death: Brick
Marital Status: Married
Children: 5
died on February 10, 1902, from injuries suffered while attempting to disburse a group of males that had gathered and were destroying some property. While ordering the “mob” to leave Officer Pratt was struck in the head with a brick thrown by a young male in the group. Pratt was knocked unconscious and carried from the scene by a group of bystanders. He was later taken to his home located near Seventh Street and Fourth Avenue where his condition deteriorated. It was believed that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage due to the blow that ultimately resulted in his death. Officer Pratt was 52 years old and was survived by his wife, Lydie, three sons and two daughters.Panel: 4
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Sergeant
Jason 'Tye' Pratt
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 30
End of Watch: 09-19-2003
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
Omaha Police Sergeant Jason "Tye" Pratt died on September 19, 2003, after being shot on September 11, 2003. He was shot in the head after a suspect ran from a traffic stop. Sgt. Pratt's partner returned fire, killing the suspect. Sergeant Pratt, at age 30, he was a seven-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department. Pratt left behind a wife, Stacy, and two daughters. He was promoted to Sergeant during his time in the hospital prior to his death. Panel: 1
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Marshal
Charles A. Ralston
County: Cass County
Agency: Weeping Water
Age: 49
End of Watch: 11-01-1908
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 6
Weeping Water Marshal Charles A. Ralston died from a gunshot wound at about 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 1908. Marshal Ralston had been watching several subjects who were believed to be jewelry thieves and who had checked into the local hotel. After following them into the railroad yard it is believed that Ralston was shot by one of the men after being discovered. Marshal Ralston was 49 years old and survived by his wife, Nettie, and six children.Panel: 1
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Chief
Asa L. Ransom
County: Kearney County
Agency: Minden
Age: 44
End of Watch: 10-19-1924
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Minden Chief of Police Asa L. Ransom was shot and killed during the early morning hours on Sunday, October 19, 1924. The shooting occurred about 5 1Ú2 miles northeast of Minden on the D-L-D Highway. Chief Ransom was searching for escapees from the Minden jail that had burglarized businesses in the town the previous night. Ransom and a special deputy set up a roadblock north of town and stopped a suspicious vehicle. As Chief Ransom approached and began talking to the occupants, shots rang out. Ransom fell, mortally wounded, and died a few minutes later. The two men escaped but were identified later and captured. Chief Ransom was 44 years old and survived by his wife, Laura, and three sons.Panel: 13
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UP Agent
William E. Ransom
County:
Agency: Union Pacific
Age:
End of Watch: 01-29-1894
Cause of Death: Assault
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Special Agent William Ransom, 37, succumbed to a head injury sustained on December 22nd, 1893, while attempting to arrest a subject in Wahoo, Nebraska. Agent Ransom had been sent to the area to investigate a rash of recent burglaries. At approximately 10:00 pm he observed a man getting out of a freight car in the rail yards and attempting to arrest him. During the ensuing struggle Agent Ransom was knocked to the ground and struck his head on a railroad tie. He was taken St. Joseph's Hospital, in Omaha, where his condition continued to worsen until he died of his injuries. Agent Ransom had served with the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and parents.Panel: TBA
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Officer
James H. Ray
County: Scotts Bluff County
Agency: Gering
Age: 62
End of Watch: 08-07-1959
Cause of Death: Auto Accident
Marital Status: Married
Children: 1
Gering Officer James H. Ray died from injuries he received in a crash involving his patrol car and a water truck on Friday, August 7, 1959. Officer Ray was assisting the driver of the water truck in locating the road to Melbeta, Nebraska. Ray was in front of the truck and signaled a turn into the Circle S Motel when the driver misunderstood the signal and began passing the patrol car. As Ray turned left the truck struck his car and both vehicles went into the ditch. Officer Ray was trapped in the vehicle and died from his injuries. He was 62 years old and survived by his wife, Alma, and daughter.Panel: 12
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Tribal Officer
John Red Horse
County: Sheridan County
Agency: Department of Interior
Age:
End of Watch: 11-15-1894
Cause of Death: Assault
Marital Status:
Children:
Department of the Interior and Pine Ridge Tribal Officer John Red Horse was killed on Thursday, November 15, 1894, in Rushville, Nebraska, while attempting to intervene in a disturbance between two men. Officer Red Horse had gone into one of the lodges at the camping ground when he heard the disturbance. He found two men fighting and stepped between them. One of the men suddenly picked up a piece of wood and struck Red Horse. He fell to the ground and the man dropped the piece of wood. The other man then picked it back up and beat Red Horse to death. Both men were later captured and tried for the murder of Officer Red Horse. Panel: 6
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Officer
James M. Richardson II
County: York County
Agency: York
Age: 24
End of Watch: 04-22-1977
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Single
Children:
York Police Officer James M. Richardson II was shot and killed at about 10:35 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 1977, while responding to a disturbance call at 1520 Blackburn Ave. When Richardson arrived, he stepped out to assess the situation. He was shot near his parked patrol car and staggered about 25 feet before falling on the lawn of the Arbor Drive Baptist Church. A 17 year-old suspect was apprehended about an hour later near the York Middle School. Officer Richardson was 24 years old and single at the time of his death. Panel: 18
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Detective
Thomas Ring
County: Douglas County
Agency: Omaha Police Dept.
Age: 54
End of Watch: 02-10-1915
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 3
Omaha Detective Thomas Ring was killed about noon on Wednesday, February 10, 1915. Ring had been asked by Union Pacific Special Officer Cashman to assist with arresting two men wanted in connection with robbing boxcars of merchandise. Ring met with Cashman and Special Officer Phillips of Burlington Northern and went to a rooming house located at 401 North 15th Street, where the two men were to have been. Upon arriving, the officers went upstairs and announced themselves. A warning came for the officers to stay away from the door. As Ring stood on a washstand and looked through a transom in an attempt to see what the suspects were doing, he was shot once with a .44 caliber revolver and died instantly. Two suspects fled but one was captured a short distance away. The other suspect committed suicide to avoid capture. Detective Ring was 54 years old and survived by his wife and three children.Panel: 6
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Patrolman
George E. Rodgers
County: Lincoln County
Agency: North Platte
Age:
End of Watch: 01-15-1920
Cause of Death: Shot
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
North Platte Patrolman George E. Rodgers died at about 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 1920, after being shot an hour earlier at Nick Chiro's Pool Hall on East Front Street. Rodgers and Chief Sheldon Mecomber caught two men gambling and were attempting to arrest them when the shooting occurred. The two lawmen approached the suspects telling them that they were under arrest, and as the men withdrew their hands from their pockets they pulled out revolvers and shot and killed both officers. Nick Chiro, the pool hall's owner, shot one of the suspects as the two tried to flee. The other suspect was successful in escaping. Rodgers was survived by his wife and two children.Panel: 17
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