Alleged Car Thief Killed By Officers

PITTSBURG, KS – Frank Pajer, 20 years old, of Frontenac, was killed early today [July 5] by Pittsburg officers who were trailing Pajer and a companion, suspected of motor car theft. Earlier in the night the men, it is believed, shot Ed Tindel, a patrolman, when he came upon them in the act of stealing a car. When the officers found Pajer and another man, the other man fled and Pajer made a motion as if to draw a gun. An officer shot him fatally. It was found that he was unarmed. Patrolman Tindell will recover. The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas. Monday, July 5, 1924. Page 1. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.