Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against B.F. Scallan for illegally carrying 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. 383 vs. B.F. Scallan 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 Attorney, 3.00 Received my fee E.F. Colborn. Marshal. 2.00. Paid Marshal Masterson August 9, 1878. Witnesses, Total, Fine paid City Treas. R.G. Cook Aug 20, 1878. B.F. Scallan, Defendant arrested on the complaint of Wyatt S.Earp charging that on the 9th day of August AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant B.F. Scallan did within the corporate limits of the said City then and there unlawfully carry concealed about his person a certain dangerous and deadly weapon “to wit” a pistol. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 Relating to Misdemeanors. Now on this 10th day of August, 1878 came 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 complaint and he pay a fine of three dollars and the costs of this prosecution and that he stand committed until the same is paid. Witness my hand: Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.