Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against John Doe for drunk and disorderly conduct.

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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. 387 vs. John Doe. In the Police Court, Before R.G. Cook, Justice of the Peace, Police Judge in absence of Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, 1.00 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 Aug 19, 1878 Attorney, Received my fee. E.F. Colborn, 3.00. Marshal. 2.00. Witnesses, Total, 8.50 Fine paid R.G. Cook Aug 20, 1878 John Doe, Defendant arrested on the complaint of James Masterson charging that on the 12th day of August AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant did within the corporate limits of said city then and there unlawfully disturb the quiet of the city in that he was drunk and conducted himself in a rude and boisterous manner. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 Relating to Misdemeanors. Now to wit this 13 day of August A.D. 1878 came this cause on for hearing and the defendant appearing not in person by instructions from John Newton. James Masterson appeared for defendant and enters a plea of guilty. Whereupon the court finds John Doe is guilty as charged in the complaint and enters a fine of one dollar and the costs of this action. Witness my hand: This 13 day of Aug, 1878, R.G. Cook, acting Police Judge.