Memorial to Lester M. Kidwell
Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Date of Death: July 11, 1918
Years of Service: Seven months
Location of Death: Montana and Oates Streets, NE
On July 10, 1918, Officer Kidwell checked off at midnight from the Third Precinct. Approximately two hours later Officer Kidwell was asking for help from a call box at Montana and Oates Streets, NE.
It was learned that while off duty, Officer Kidwell fell through a skylight and cut his neck, while trying to apprehend a chicken thief. Officer Kidwell was unconscious when found and died from loss of blood.
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