Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against John Smith for illegal carrying of a firearm.

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11" x 16" leather bound ledger page


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Docket, Police Judge, City of Dodge City, Kansas. The City of Dodge City, Plaintiff, No. 352 vs. John Smith, Defendant. In the Police Court, Before Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, Costs, Judge, Docket, .10 Number, .10, Title, .10, Complaint, Warrant, Subpoena, Swearing Witness, Trial, .50, Judgement, .25, Entering Judgement, .25, Mittimus, Commitment, Continuance, Entries, Filing Papers, City Attorney, 3.00, City Marshal, 2.00 Witnesses, Total, John Smith, Defendant arrested on the complaint of James Masterson charging that on the 7th day of July AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant John Smith did within the corporate limits of the said City then and there carry about his person a certain dangerous and deadly weapon “to wit” a pistol. Contrary to the provisions of Section IX of Ordinance No. 16 relating to misdemeanors. Now on this 8th day of July 1878 came this cause for hearing. Case Called. Defendant John Smith in Court and after hearing the charges contained in the complaint enters a plea of “Not Guilty.” After examination as to the guilt or innocence of the said defendant by the court is considered ordered and adjudicated by the court that the defendant is not guilty as charged and is discharged without fine or costs. Witness my hand Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.