James Kocian Killed from Deadwood Telegram - 11 Aug 1924
TAXI DRIVER KILLED BY OFFICER AT PIERRE PIERRE, Aug. 8 James Kocian, It, taxi driver, wag shot and. killed In a struggle with Sam Logan, night watchman, when the latter attempted lis arrest. Logan was talking Kocian to Jail on a disorderly conduct charge when the struggle began, and Logan ineing the revolver' as a dub, accidentally discharged it, he said. The ullet entered Rocian's abdomen. Kocian is said to have two brothers In Rapid City.