01/19/2005

Kansas Sheriff Shot, Killed While Serving Warrant

Officer Down: Matt Samuels - [Eureka, Kansas]

Greenwood County, Kansas Sheriff Matt Samuels was shot Wednesday about six miles north of Virgil, Kansas.



Lt. John Eickcorn, with the Kansas Highway Patrol in Topeka has confirmed that at least two suspects are now in custody. Officials are looking for more suspects now.

While details are sketchy, it is reported that Sheriff Samuels was serving a warrant at the home when he was shot.

Hospital officials have now reported that Samuels died as a result of his injuries.

Samuels had just started his second term as sheriff of Greenwood County in January. His father was a former sheriff.

Samuels was in his early 40's. He was a hometown boy who graduated from Eureka High School.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.
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