KANSAS

Died in the Line of Duty


GALVIN, JOHN E.

Police Officer Dies from Injuries Suffered

Wichita - A Wichita police officer who was injured in a fireworks accident while on duty died Saturday, Police Chief Norman Williams said.

Lt. John Galvin, 49, who was promoted from sergeant while in the hospital, had suffered second and third degree burns over 80 percent of his body in the accident Oct. 20. He was injured in a series of explosions while he prepared to destroy commercial fireworks during a routine bomb squad training exercise.

He died at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, where he had been since the accident, Williams said.

Galvin's promotion took place in a special ceremony the hospital nine days after the accident. Galvin could not attend, so his wife, Mary, accepted the honor.

Galvin joined the Wichita Police Department in 1980 and joined the bomb squad in 1993.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the series of explosions that burned Galvin. (The Garden City Times, Monday, November 6, 2000)

GAMBLIN, DONALD B. JR.

Police Officer Killed in Accident

Shawnee - A weekend traffic accident in Shawnee claimed the life of a police officer struck by a car after he had stopped another vehicle for a traffic violation.

Officer Donald B. Gamblin Jr., 39, who had been with the Shawnee Police Department for six years, was dead at the scene after the accident on Interstate 435 Saturday morning.

Lt. Homer L. Clayton, a police spokesman, said gambling was thrown 250 feet when a passing car struck him and the vehicle he had stopped.

The 30-year-old Topeka man who drove the car that struck Gamblin was hospitalized and four people in the stopped car also were injured, one of them critically.

The accident remained under investigation Sunday, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. (The Salina Journal, Monday, July 15, 1991, page 3)

PAUL GAROFALO

Wichita Policeman Slain

Wichita - Police say they do not believe an officer slain by a shotgun blast was the victim of an ambush, although he and his partner had just been flagged down by a woman on foot.

We have nothing to indicate that it was an ambush, said deputy Chief Ken Coffey. There is no indication that they were lured into it.

Officer Paul Garofalo, 24, was killed early Saturday when an unidentified man walked up to the marked police cruiser, fired twice with a sawed off shotgun and fled on foot.

Garofalo, who was seated behind the wheel was struck in the left side and head. He died instantly. His partner Randy Mullikin, was struck in the legs by shotgun pellets. He was treated at a hospital and released.

It just looks like a cold blooded murder, said Coffey. We're looking for a motive but surely there is none.

Police said Garofalo and Mullikin were on routine patrol about 3:30 a.m. in an area of taverns and pool halls on the northeast side of the city when they were flagged down by a woman on foot.

The woman whose identity was unknown had been standing at the passenger side of the patrol car about two minutes when a man walked up to the driver's side of the cruiser, placed his gun to the open window and fired, said police. Garofalo was wearing a protective vest but the blast struck him in the chest under the vest and the head.

Garofalo had been a member of the Wichita department about one year. He was married and had a 4 year old daughter.

Garofalo was the first Wichita police officer to die in the line of duty in 17 years. (The Hutchinson News, Sunday, November 9, 1980)

GENE GOLDSBERRY

Gene Goldsberry Killed in Topeka

Gene Goldsberry, 61, well-known former Jewell man, was slain by a main, due for a trial, August 5, while serving as a security guard in the Frank Carlson federal building in downtown Topeka.

The gunman began shooting as the elevator opened up on the 4th floor where Goldsberry worked. Several others were injured. The gunman died when explosives strapped to his body detonated.

Goldsberry retired from the highway patrol in 1982 after 25 years of service. He served as chauffeur for the governor for a number of those years and was invited to live on the third floor of the governor's mansion during Gov. George Docking's terms. Since that time, he had worked on a farm, been a tour bus driver and the present position.

During his military service, he served as a military policeman.

Goldsberry was the son of the late Lee and Hazel Goldsberry, Jewell, and was a graduate of Jewell High School. Through the years, he maintained a cheerful attitude and was well liked by everyone he met. His minister from Topeka was quoted Friday as saying "Gene is in heaven smiling with God today."

Funeral services were Monday in Topeka with a number from Jewell attending. (The County Post, Wednesday, August 11, 1993)

DEAN GOODHEART

Car Strikes, Kills Trooper

Oakley - A veteran state trooper was struck and killed by a car today while performing a routine truck safety inspection on Interstate 70 in western Kansas.

The Highway Patrol said master trooper Dean Goodheart, 49, of Colby, was struck by the car as he stood along the shoulder. (Garden City Telegram, Wednesday, September 6, 1995)

EARNEST GOUGH

Detective is Wounded

Leavenworth, July 29 - Ernest Gough, a city detective, was shot and dangerously wounded last night when he sought to question two men hiding behind a tree. The assailants fired six shots at Gough and Joseph Fietler, another detective, when they approached the men. Gough shot in the stomach was taken to a hospital, where attendants said they did not expect him to recover. (The Emporia Daily Gazette, Friday, July 29, 1932)

MARTIN GRANT

Sentenced to Reformatory

McPherson - Thomas Donal, who while drunk indirectly caused the death of Officer Martin Grant, was sentenced to the state reformatory yesterday by Judge J. G. Somers. Grant resisted arrest, after smashing a plateglass window in a store. In the scuffle Officer Grant died from a heart attack. (The Hutchinson, Kansas News, Tuesday, March 9, 1937)

MICHAEL HAEN

Sheriff's Deputy Kills Policeman in Tragic Kansas City Accident

Kansas City, Kan. - A county sheriff's deputy apparently shot to death a city policeman in an exchange of gunfire Friday evening that also injured him and two other persons, police said Saturday.

Police spokesman Ron Miller, said a bullet fired by Bruce Nevils, 26, a Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputy apparently struck reserve officer Michael Haen, 38, in the head during an exchange of gunfire with a man who interrupted their investigation of a traffic accident. Haen died shortly afterward at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Police had originally thought the shooting was started by an angry motorist involved in the accident.

However, officers later determined the shooting began when Herman Rucker, 39, Kansas City, Kan. Approached the officers from across the street and knocked Haen to the ground, Miller said. Officers are unsure what prompted the attack, Miller said.

Rucker knocked Officer Haen to the ground, grabbed the officer's service weapon and pointed it at Deputy Nevils, Miller said.

Nevils then pulled his weapon and fired two shots - one that struck Rucker in the neck and another that apparently struck Haen in the head as the officer rose from the ground, Miller said.

Rucker who was listed in serious condition at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Is being held on charge of felony murder and aggravated battery. He is under police guard, authorities said.

Nevils was treated at the University of Kansas Medical Center for a bullet fired by Rucker that struck him in the arm.

Jerry Lewis, 22, a bystander, was struck by a bullet in the elbow, Miller said. The bullet's origin was unknown, Miller said.

Miller said police have not found the drivers of the cars involved in the accident. (The Salina Journal, Sunday, July 30, 1978)

MELVIN C. HAMILTON

Slayer's Pal Committed to Penitentiary But Alvin Payton Will Face Trial in Fort Scott Soon - Accused of Murder - Dead Bank Robber's Companion Believed An Accomplice

Fort Scott, Kans. - Oct. 16 - Alvis Payton, bank robber charged with murder and assault with intent to kill for his part in a gun battle with Labette County officers in a moving automobile near here yesterday, was taken to the Kansas penitentiary at Lansing today.

Payton was in custody of Sheriff George Hessong and Undersheriff Harry Hyle of Bourbon county. Police Chief Jack Graham of Parsons and Undersheriff Earl Johnston of Labette County in a motor car this morning

Pleads not Guilty

Payton pleaded not guilty at arraignment late yesterday following the slaying of Undersheriff Melvin Hamilton and the wounding of Sheriff Alfred C. Coad by George Magness another bank robber and alleged accomplice of Payton in an escape plot who was slain by Sheriff Coad and Roy McClain, special deputy sheriff.

Plans were made to return Payton here for trial in about three weeks when a grand jury reports to the district court.

Officers considered taking Payton to Lansing last night for safe keeping when threats against his life were heard in Labette county as a result of the killing of Hamilton.

Guarded Carefully

The Bourbon county jail here was guarded carefully however, throughout the night.

Sheriff Coad who was shot in the back of his neck was recovering rapidly in a hospital here. Hamilton's body was taken to Oswego last night and Magness' body is being held here awaiting word from relatives.

Payton still adhered to his story that Magness had had the gun with which he shot the officers since shortly after they and Magness' brother Park Magness and John Nichols were arrested at Borger, Texas, July 25.

Weapon was Smuggled

Officers, however, believed the weapon was smuggled into the Labette county jail at Oswego by relatives of Magness when they visited the jail Tuesday or that it was placed in Sheriff Coad's car which stood in a driveway near the jail Tuesday night.

Deputy Sheriff Ralph coad, a son of the sheriff, said that at about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning as he ws retiring he heard a sound indicating someone was walking near the jail. He did not investigate. A few minutes later he said three shots were heard from a distance of several blocks.

Labette county officers were inclined to the belief that a relative of Magness concealed the pistol in the sheriff's car and fired the shots as a signal to Magness that his plan had succeeded. (The Iola Daily Register, Thursday Evening, October 16, 1930)

DONALD R. HARBOUR

Slain Policeman Buried

Manhattan - Friends, family members and law enforcement officials crowded into First Presbyterian Church Thursday to pay tribute to Donald Harbour, a Riley County Police officer gunned down earlier in the week.

More than 2,000 people packed the 1,000 seat church, said a spokesman for Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen Funeral Home. There were more people standing than sitting in the church where aisles and corners were packed with friends, he said.

Members of the Riley County Police Department served as ushers in the service for Harbour, who was 13 days short of serving 22 years on the police force at the time of his death. Harbour was buried in Oskaloosa and friends and family members were bused to the gravesite.

Crowds also poured into the funeral home earlier in the week to honor Harbour, Ron Williams, a funeral home employee said.

An awful lot of flowers have come into the funeral home and an enormous amount of people have come in while he was lying in state, Williams said. He was so well respected.

Police officers wore black bands across their badges Wednesday to pay tribute to the officer authorities believe was killed by a man who later shot himself in the head while trying to escape from police.

Harbour is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Harbour, two daughters, Sara Reno and Diana Harbour; one grandchild and four sisters.

Don Harbour volunteered to work here five days a week said Officer Walt James who replaced Harbour on Riley County's Ogden beat. He enjoyed the people. He got along with them. So this was basically Don's place, Don's city.

The police officer was killed Monday when he responded to a call that a stolen weapon was being sold at an Ogden pawn shop. He approached three men and exchanged gunfire with them. He later died in a Riley County Hospital.

Donald Abbott, 24, of McPherson was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with the burglary of Wakefield High School and with possession of a stolen rifle.

Mark Sterkel, 20, of McPherson and James Hulett, 22, of Salina fled the scene in a stolen car. A police chase ended in a wreck in Manhattan, where Sterkel was apprehended. He was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly being an accessory in Harbour's death.

But Hulett, the man authorities believe shot Harbour, stole yet another car and headed north of Manhattan. About a quarter of a mile before a Marshall county roadblock, his car left the road and crashed into a tree.

Police originally thought Hulett died from the crash, but the Marshall County coroner ruled the death a suicide. Hulett died of a gunshot wound to the head, the coroner said. A gun was found under Hulett in the mangled car. (The Hutchinson News, Friday, August 13, 1982, page 3)

VIRGIL E. HEALEA

Marshal Healea Killed at Marion

Two Young Men Suspected of Stealing an Automobile Resented Interference of Town Official - The Men Escaped

Elmer Healea, marshal at Marion, was shot and killed about 3 o'clock this morning by one of two men suspected of being automobile thieves. The men made their escape but the car has been located eight miles north of Marion. Searching parties, headed by M. L. Mansfield, sheriff of Marion County, are on the trail of the men. It is said the car in which the men were driving was stolen from Peabody.

About 2 o'clock this morning two young men about 19 and 23 years old, having been stopped by Marshal Healea ran a Ford runabout into a garage in Marion, which was in charge of Otto Benner. The story is that they said they were from Topeka and were on their way to that city, to a certain garage which they named. Becoming suspicious of them, Elmer Healea telephoned to the garage at Topeka and was told that they were not known. Healea then began to search them and according to the story told by Sheriff Mansfield one of the young men pulled a revolver and shot Healea in the forehead, killing him instantly. (The Emporia Gazette, Friday Evening, March 10, 1916)

HARRY HEDRICK

Man with Gun Killed After KC Officer Dies

Kansas City, Kans. - A police officer was slain and a man identified as his assaliant was shot and wounded today in a running gunfight.

The officer, Sgt. Harry Hedrick, was in one of four police cars sent to an area where residents reported a man armed with a gun was running through yards.

Police said a (Negro) man later identified as Vernon Gee, 52, stepped up to the car in which Hedrick was riding and asked what the officers were looking for.

Gee suddenly whipped out a gun that had been concealed beneath his coat and fired, witnesses said, shooting Hedrick in the head.

The officer who was riding with Hedrick, rolled out the door on the opposite, shooting as he dropped. Investigation indicated one bullet struck Gee in the leg.

Police said the wounded man attempted to flee and was dropped by a second shot, fired by another detective.

Gee was taken to Bethany Hospital. Papers in his possession listed several addresses of which Kansas City, Kan., apparently was the latest. (Western Kansas Press, Tuesday, August 6, 1963, page 2)

ORLA HEFNER

To Succeed Slain Sheriff

Lakin, Aug. 17 - Governor Allen, has appointed Edward F. Kell of Lakin, Sheriff of Kearney county to succeed Orla Hefner, who was killed last week by Walter Tunis. Kell is the republican candidate for sheriff of Kearney county this fall. (Hutchinson News, August 17, 1920, page 15)

WILLIAM HICKS

Another K. C. Officer Dies Fighting Yeggs

William Hicks, 27, Motorcycle Officer, Second in Week

Brother Officer Wounded One

But Only Blood Trail is Clew to Killers of Policeman

Kansas City, kas., Dec. 9 - Blood stains hardly visible on the cobble stone pavement of an alleyway and an old cap were the only clues in the hands of police today to enable them to name the gangster who last night killed a brother officer.

William Hicks, 27, motorcycle patrolman, was the second killed in the Greater Kansas City area in the past week.

He met his death when he and a fellow officer attempted to arrest two bandits who were ransacking a private home. The bandits were surprised in the house by J. I. Wolfe and John Bailey, neighbors. Hicks and Sergeant Charles Rabon his team-mate joined Bailey and Wolfe. Hicks stationing himself at the rear of the house.

From his position on the rear porch he commanded the bandits to surrender themselves.

His challenge met with a stream of bullets. He fell mortally wounded. While Bailey carried him out of gunshot range the bandits slipped out of the house. As they passed Bailey he dropped the officer and shot at them. One man fell, he said, rolled, and dropped over a 10-foot wall. (Jefferson City Post-Tribune, December 9, 1929, page 3)

MILTON HINKLE

Lynching of Kansas Negro Murderer on Christmas

Fellow Had slain a Policeman - Row at A Dance - Mob Formed and Took Quick Action

Pittsburg, Kas., Dec. 26 - Montgomery Godley, a colored man, was taken from the jail here Christmas day and lynched by a mob because he had shot and killed Milton Hinkle, a policeman, while the officer was trying to protect himself against a crowd of unruly negroes.

At the first effort to lynch the negro the rope broke. Some one in the crowd then cut Godley's throat severing the jugular vein. After this he was hanged a second time.

The shooting of Policeman Hinkle occurred at a dance which was attended by a large number of negro men and women from neighboring mining camps. Montgomery Godley and his brother were drinking and had become very disorderly when Policeman Hinkle interfered.

The negroes became insulting and when Hinkle drew his club to defend himself Montgomery Godley slipped behind the patrolman, grabbed the officer's revolver and shot him behind the ear. The wounded policeman was carried to the city hall where he died, several hours later.

The news of the shooting spread rapidly and a mob gathered in front of the jail. The doors were battered in and the mob secured Montgomery Godley who, with his brother had been arrested soon after the shooting. They took the slayer to a telephone pole three blocks away and there hanged him. At first the negro was defiant but just before he was hanged he begged hard for his life. (The Newark Advocate, December 26, 1902, page 1)

CHARLES HOFFMAN - ED BOWMAN

Killing of Bandit Clears Mystery

Adams is Identified as Having Been Seen Before Looting of Santa Fe Mail Car

Wichita, Kan., Nov. 23 - With the death of Eddie Adams, notorious gunman and bandit who was killed here yesterday in a gun battle with three police officers, two of whom, Charles Hoffman and Ed Bowman, he wounded, several unsolved mysteries in the southwest have been cleared up.

Adams today was identified by three persons as the man last seen before the departure of a Santa Fe train from Ottawa, Kan., shortly before the mail car was looted between Ottawa and Holliday November 5. Santa Fe and government officers have been in and about Wichita, it became known today, since robbery of the mail car, on theory that Adams was responsible and that he had his rendezvous in or near Wichita.
Identified as Gunman

He was positively identified as a gunman in a motor car who shot and seriously wounded a Newton county sheriff near Annelly, Harvey county, October 8. J. C. Burns, arrested by police after the gun battle yesterday, also was identified as an occupant of the car. Adams and his gang is believed to be identified with the one which on the night of October 19 killed one man and wounded four others near Murray, In. Sheriff West of Osceola, Ia., is on his way to Wichita to identify the body.

One member of the Adams gang now is believed by local officers to have been the assassin who ended the life of Patrolman A. L. Young here on the night of October 29.

George "Chub" McFarland, taken off a Santa Fe Train at Augusta, Kan., late last night, today admitted he was an occupant of the car from which the shot was fired that killed Officer Robert Fitzpatrick here early Monday morning.

Adams' gang, of which at least McFarland and Burns, now in custody, are two, is associated with practically all recent bank robberies and attempted robberies, together with many safe blowings in this section of the country.

Seventeen women and more than twenty men are now held by local police in connection with the Adams case. (Joplin Globe, November 24, 1921, page 3)

LARRY HUFF

Trooper Dies From Injuries Suffered in Traffic Accident

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Huff of Clay Center died Friday from injuries sustained in a Nov. 3 traffic accident south of Concordia. He was 53.

Huff, a native of Minnesota was a 23 year veteran of the highway patrol, joining in 1970. His first duty station was at Ulysses. He transferred to Clay Center in 1979.

He always did his job, and he was always there when needed, said his supervisor, Lt. Bob Leahew.

Statewide, everybody knew him.

Huff is the ninth trooper to die in the line of duty since the patrol was founded in the late 1930s. The most recent trooper death was that of Bud Pribbenow, who was shot near Matfield Green in 1982.

Huff was responsible for patrolling Clay county and just happened to be in Cloud County the night of Nov. 3 Leahew said.

The accident occurred on U. S. 81 when Huff, southbound, pulled onto the right shoulder, stopped and made a U-turn in front of a south bound tractor-trailer.

The patrol believes Huff might have been preparing to pursue a speeding vehicle. The trucker, who was not injured, told authorities that just before Huff pulled off the road a northbound car went by at a good clip, Leahew said.

The truck hit the driver's door of the patrol car, pinning Huff inside for about 45 minutes.

Huff is survived by his wife, Glendah of the home, four sons and two daughters.

The Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center, is in charge of arrangements. (Salina Jounral, November 27, 1933, page 3)

ROBERT D. HURD

Lockdown at Lansing

Topeka, Kan. - For Gov. John Carlin and his administration the aging Kansas state Penitentiary at Lansing had become a stage that could be seen by all of Kansas. It was a slippery stage concealing numerous trap doors.

On Oct. 11, only minutes before he was to go off duty, Lt. Robert Hurd was killed with a prisoner-fashioned knife. The next day, charges were filed against an inmate of the 117 year old facility which five weeks before had been the site of a major prison escape.

Quickly, as word of the knifing spread among the prison workers and the prisoners were placed under a lockdown,t he guards organized. Hurd's brown-uniformed co-workers spoke of refusing to let prisoners from their cells unless the guards' demands for improved security were met.

here was discussion of the "brown flu."

Emotions were intensified by Hurd's recent demotion to sergeant. He had been punished because he had failed to spot an inmate who donned a stolen guard's uniform as part of the seven-inmate escape Sept. 6.

Correctional Officer Ed Barrick, picked as the prison workers' spokesman in their negotiations with the Democractic Governor last week, had met with Hurd two days before his death. The two had talked of hiring former Gov. Robert Bennett, the Republican pushed from office by Carlin, to help fight Hurd's demotion.

All week pressure built and long hours were spent in private meetings by a team of five top state officials and in separate meetings of angry guards. Many viewed Thursday - the day of Hurd's funeral, the day Carlin backed off announcing he had fired Prison Director Robert Atkins and top security man Robert Nye, and the day Carlin and Corrections Secretary Patrick McManus gave their responses to the garurds' 26 point list demanding improved security - was as the most wrenching day of all

Brief Relaxation

On Friday, Kansas Secretary of Administration Patrick Hurley sat in his office. It was just after 2:30 p.m. and Hurley said it was the first moment he had relaxed all week. He hastened to add he was relaxing only for a moment because there was much following up to be done.

The results of the week long huddling and decision weighing had ended and prison guards had been receptive to administration recommendations for beefed up security and pay and retirement boosts. They had accepted Carlin's appointment of an acting KSP director, Ken Oliver. Meanwhile at the prison, the lockdown that had kept prisoners in their cells since Sunday was beginning to gradually end.
Hurley and Corrections Secretary Patrick McManus described the events and the decisions they and Carlin were forced to make as among the most complex they had faced.

As Hurley had viewed the Lansing problem, the officials had to be precise. Under those trap doors were public reaction, attack from legislators, guard retaliation and possible prison violence.

Now, but with the ending of the lockdown still on their minds, some of the key players in the weeks' events tell how events developed.

Pressure had already come to bear on Carlin and his administration following the Sept. 6 KSP escape by seven dangerous inmates. The inmates went on a rampage through Kansas and Missouri, injuring a prison guard and shooting a police officer. Beginning at Lansing, the convicts were linked to abductions, shootouts and thefts of weapons, vehicles, money, food and clothing.

The governor ordered up a criminal investigation and a broader check of security at Lansing facility. Later, Lt. Hurd was demoted to the rank of sergeant, something Barrick said made Hurd feel like a scapegoat. Suspended without pay for one week because of the escape were Nye, who lost his job Friday as deputy secretary for institutions, and Correctional Officer Nathan Vanderslice, who was on duty in a control tower overtaken during the prison break.

Carlin and McManus responded with recommendations to boost security, including the installation of a new telephone system and hurrying up planning for a new medium security facility t Lansing.

Things had calmed and attention began to focus more on the routine of state government.

But then on Sunday, Oct. 11 in KSP's B cell house, Hurd, a 41 year old man with a wife and two sons, was stabbed, receiving major wounds in the neck shoulder and arm. Hurd, who died shortly afterward in a hospital, had been preparing to file a disciplinary report on inmate Mark Osborne, who now faces a first-degree murder charge in the death. Osborne had refused to go to his cell on Hurd's order. (The Salina Journal, October 19, 1981, page 8)

JERRY R. IVEY

Unusual Arraignment in Death Case

By Robert Entriken

The magistrate courtroom was about half-filled with police officers, sheriff's deputies, court personnel, city officials - only the reporters present did not have some official connection with the case.

A man in jail coveralls sat in a wheelchair next to Public Defender William Mize. A phalanx of 5 police officers formed a shield behind him. Another stood at the side door. Three stood at the front door.

The man would be known officially as "James Earl Crawford, also known as Roy Earl Schultz."

Extraordinary session

The extraordinary Saturday morning session of magistrate court had been called expressly to arraign Crawford/Schultz on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

10:10 a.m. - Sheriff Ervin Hindman entered the courtroom, stepped in front of the shield of officers and proceeded to serve the warrant on the defendant. Hindman read the warrant aloud:

"That the said defendant….on or about the 13th day of June, A. D., 1973, in the said County of Saline and State of Kansas, then and there did unlawfully and feloniously kill and murder a certain human being, to wit: Jerry Ivey, by shooting him (here Hindman's voice broke slightly) with a 9 millimeter automatic Browning gun, while in the perpetration or attempt to perpetrate the crime of aggravated robbery, a felony…"

Then Hindman moved to count 2 of the warrant, charging that the defendant did unlawfully feloniously and willfully take property from the person or presence of Don J. Istas, by threat of bodily harm while the said (defendant) was armed with a dangerous weapon to wit: a 9 millimeter automatic Browning. Istas was the Dillons store clerk held up Friday morning.

Five minutes later Magistrate Gene Penland entered the courtroom. Court reporter Vivian Baccus also arrived - another unusual aspect of the morning. Magistrate court arraignments normally are not taken down by a court reporter.

Penland had the shield of officers wheel the defendant before the bench.

Are you James Earl Crawford also known as Roy Earl Schultz? Penland asked the man in the wheelchair.

Yes sir, the man replied in a hoarse voice.

Penland again read the charges to the defendant, then explained that the murder charge was a class A felony and the robbery charge a class B felony. He then told the defendant he was in court for purposes of reading the complaint and setting of a preliminary hearing.

Public Defender Mize already had anticipated his role and had taken care of the required affidavit of indigency on the part of the defendant. Crawford/Schultz claimed $500 of the money he had was his own, but County Attorney James Sweet stated the prosecution belief that the money was not his. It was being held as evidence. Penland then appointed Mize to handle the defense until such time - if ever - that the man could retain his own lawyer.

Preliminary hearing was set for June 24, but Penland explained that it was likely to be continued to a later date. State law gives each side the right to a 15-day continuance.

Finally citing a statute that requires bond settings except in capital crimes, Penland said no bond would be set at the present time. Yesterday must remain unexampled in Saina, Penland intoned.

And court was adjourned. (Salina Journal, June 15, 1975, page 18)

Community Mourns a Slain Policeman

City and county offices will be closed from 10:30 am until noon Monday for the funeral of Slain Police Officer Jerry R. Ivey.

The funeral is scheduled for 11 am at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral. Msgr. William Merchant officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary cemetery.

The first family members arrived in Salina early Saturday aboard a flight from Gastonia, N.C. Police Officers recruited private Salina pilots to bring Officer Ivey's family here for the services.

More relatives were due into Salina Saturday.

A vigil

An honor guard of police, sheriff's and Highway Patrol officers will maintain a vigil over the fallen policeman's coffin during visiting hours at the Ryan mortuary.

Sheriff's officers and KHP troopers will take over patrol duties within the city Monday morning, allowing all members of the Salina police department to attend services for the slain patrolman.

City Manager Norris Olson issued an administrative order Friday directing all city buildings to fly the flag at half-mast until after the services.
In a statement released Saturday, Acting Mayor Jerry Simpson invited individuals and businesses to lower their flags on Monday, as well.

The City of Salina, and its citizens mourn the tragic death of Patrolman Jerry Ivey, and extend our deepest sympathy to his family, the statement said.

The City Manager has directed that all flags at city buildings be flown at half mast through the day of the funeral, Monday. June 16. In conjunction with that action, I would invite all individuals or businesses who may wish to participate to fly their flags at half mast on Monday, June 16, 1975. (The Salina Journal, June 15, 1975, page 18)

JOHN STONEBREAKER

Ivey Not the First to Be Killed on Duty

By Chuck Potter

Salina police officer Jerry R. Ivey was not the first Salina policeman to be fatally shot while on duty, as old-timers have been quick to point out.
Apparently the first officer to be fatally wounded while on duty was John Stonebreaker, a 12 year veteran of the force who was shot and killed Feb. 12, 1917. Stonebreaker had planned to retire in the Spring of 1917.

Stonebreaker was killed and Salina Chief of Police Howard Burke was seriously wounded on that fateful day during a fight with gunmen at a rooming house at Santa Fe Avenue and North. They had received a mysterious phone call. The Journal's account said, telling them that a fight was in progress at the rooming house.

About midnight on Nov. 28, 1920, Salina police officer Tom Carson was shot and killed by an unknown assailant when he ordered the man from the baggage car of Union Pacific night train No. 119. Carson was on duty at the time of the shooting.

According to the Journal's story about the shooting, Carson was the second man to be killed in Salina. (John) Stonebreaker, marshal, having been killed about 3-1/2 years ago while raiding a Mexican abode.

The Journal researched the above history after several telephone callers pointed out that Police Chief John Woody erred when he said Mr. Ivey was the first to be killed while on duty. (Salina Journal, June 15, 1975, page 18)

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