Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against Charles Reid for illegally discharging a firearm in the city limits.

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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. 373 vs. Charles Reid, Defendant. In the Police Court, Before Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, 3.00. Costs, Judge, Docket, .10 Number, .10, Title, .10, Complaint, .25. Warrant, .25. Subpoena, Swearing, Witness, Trial, .50, Judgement, .25, Entering Judgement, .25, Mittimus, Commitment, Continuance, Entries, .50. Filing Papers, .10 Index, .10. Fine and costs paid July 29, 1878. City Attorney. 3.00 Received my fee E.F. Colburn, Atty. City Marshal. 2.00, Paid Marshal Earp July 29, 1878. Witnesses, Total. 10.50 Fine paid R.G. Cook August 20, 1878. Charles Reid Defendant arrested on the complaint of Wyatt Earp charging that on the 25th day of July AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant Charles Reid did within the corporate limits of the said City then and there unlawfully discharge a pistol. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 Relating to Misdemeanors. Now on this 26th day of July 1878 comes this cause for hearing. Case called. Defendant present in court and after hearing the charges contained in the complaint read enters a plea of “guilty.” Whereupon it is by the court considered ordered and adjudicated that the defendant is guilty as charged in the court of law and that he pay a fine of three dollars and the costs of this prosecution. Witness my hand: Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.