Type of Officer: Police Sergeant
Jurisdiction: Kansas City
County: Wyandotte
Death Date: 9/2/1902
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On his early morning patrol, Sergeant Morris routinely checked the Metropolitan Street Car barn. On September 2, he discovered two gunmen forcing the night watchman to open the safe. Morris struck one of the men, but as he attempted to draw his gun, the suspects opened fire, killing Morris and wounding the watchman.