Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Kansas City
County: Wyandotte
Death Date: 8/2/1943
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officer Nugent was on his way home when a young woman stopped him to report that a man had tried to force her into an alley. Nugent located the suspect, searched him, and took him into custody. While en route to the jail, the suspect produced a revolver and shot Nugent. Nugent later died at the hospital.