George Earl Maudlin Jr.
Earl Maudlin Jr., age 82, passed away on October 3, 2018. Earl was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past 15 years and was formerly a resident of Derby, Kansas.
Earl was born on October 9, 1935, to George Earl Maudlin Sr. and Francis (Baldwin) Maudlin in Iola, Kansas. On July 16, 1955 he married Kathryn Harkness of Scott City, Kansas. Earl was lovingly referred to as Bubby by his family.
Bubby’s lifelong passion of protecting his community started in his elementary school days when was awarded a certificate for meritorious service for serving as Schoolboy Patrolman, aiding in traffic education and lifesaving.
Continuing his public service, Earl joined the United States Air Force serving as an Air Policeman. He was a career Law Enforcement Officer, following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Kansas Highway Patrol in 1962. His career path led him to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. As a respected leader with the KBI, Earl had the honor of attending and graduating with the 102nd Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Earl’s career culminated as Special Agent in Charge of the Narcotics Division; the position he held until his retirement in 1987.
Earl is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; his children: son, Craig; daughter, Kerri McClary (Jim); daughter-in-law, Renee; sibling: sister, Beverly O’Neal; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Earl was preceded in death by his son, Bradley.
Earl was a man of his word, a true gentleman, who led by example; his integrity proved to be one of his most distinguished characteristics remembered by all.
Earl was a proud member of the Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge, Consistory, and the Arab Shrine.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1102 Court Street, Scott City, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kansas Troopers Foundation at www.kstroopers.com in honor of George Earl Maudlin, Jr.
Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9 KJV
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…Law Enforcement.
In loving memory of George Earl Maudlin, Jr.