Type of Officer: Motorcycle Patrolman
Death Date: 7/16/1916
Added to Memorial: 2014
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Motorcycle Patrolman James M. Karr, Jr. was shot and killed the morning of July 10, 1916. He was pursuing a car used by a gang wanted for robbing banks and businesses on both sides of the Kansas-Missouri state line in the Kansas City area. Several witnesses observed when occupants in the car stood up and fired at the pursuing patrolman. Officer Karr was struck twice and died at the scene.