Type of Officer: Police Detective
Jurisdiction: Kansas City
Death Date: 12/25/1924
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While investigating a robbery on December 20, 1924, Detective Markl and his partner observed the suspects’ vehicle parked in front of a pharmacy. As they approached the vehicle, a man jumped from the car and ran. He was pursued by Markl’s partner. Markl remained, and upon entering the pharmacy, was confronted by three more suspects who opened fire, hitting him four times. The detective managed to return their fire before collapsing.