On another page of Sunday’s Pueblo Chieftain of March 16, 1930 there was the following article about the Deputy Officer that lost his life:
FUNERAL TODAY FOR DEPUTY SLAUGHTERED BY FLEEING ROBBERS
LAMAR,MARCH 15,---- Funeral services for Coral Hickman, Eads deputy sheriff who was shot down by the Manter bank robbers as they sought to escape, will be held in the Methodist church at Eads, Sunday. The Rev. H. C. Chrisman will officiate. After the shooting, Hickman’s body was brought to the Cheatum- Kirkpatrick mortuary here, where County Coroner L. R. Mitchell and Deputy H. H. King performed an autopsy at which County Attorney A. T. Cherry of Eads was present. The post mortem examination disclosed that Hickman had been shot six times as he faced his slayers in an effort to bring about their surrender. Four of the bullets struck the upper part of his body and two entered his legs.