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Sergeant Dennis J. Whalen | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Dennis J. Whalen

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 1, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 34 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Dennis Whalen was shot and killed as he attempting to arrest suspects wanted for the murders of Patrolman Homer Riggle and Patrolman Andrew Lynch 11 years earlier.

Sergeant Whalen had been with the agency for 34 years.

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End of Watch: Friday, February 28, 1913
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Karen Petree
Kansas City Police Department, MO
January 11, 2015

 

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