December 15, 1926, Officer John W. Leiter
was riding his motorcycle on Twenty-third
Street. Nearing the intersection of 23rd
Street and Park Avenue, he struck a pothole
and was thrown to the pavement. He was taken
to St. Luke's Hospital, suffering from a
skull fracture. Officer Leiter died at the
hospital, on December 16, 1926.
Officer Leiter, born in Marion, Kansas, was survived by his brother, George. Parents: Charles & Margaret Leiter. Interred: Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant