Detective W.C. Meachem
Detective W.C. Meachem was technically not a member
of the police department when was shot June 8, 1920.
The incident occurred about 3:45 A.M. near Archer and
Main. Detective Meachem had resigned from the police force
the previous evening to become the City Marshal at Bigheart,
He wanted to complete an investigation of some armed robbery
He was shot during the attempted arrest by George H. Smith who fled
and escaped. On June 19th, Smith was killed in another
shootout with detectives in Kansas City, Missouri.