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Mike and John Meagher

Mike and John MeagherLawmen.

Brothers Mike (1844?-1881) and John Meagher served on the Wichita police force in the 1870s. Mike's service as marshal involved everything from rounding up hogs (done more in the early years before the cattle boom) to disarming rowdies and arresting robbers, horse thieves, and murderers. He later moved to Caldwell were he served as the town's third mayor. Although not working as a lawman at the time of his death in 1881, Mike was shot down while assisting the city marshal with an arrest.

Entry: Meagher, Mike and John

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: February 2011

Date Modified: March 2011

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