Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 25 years
Badge # 1589
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Denied parole in 2003
Police Officer Thomas Meyers was killed after being struck by a car while assisting a victim at the scene of an accident on I-29. While talking with the victim another vehicle driving erratically struck him and the car that was involved in the accident. Two other people at the scene of the accident were injured as well.
The drunk driver, whose BAC was three times the legal limit, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of assault. The subject was denied parole in 2003, 2008, 2010, and 2015.
Officer Meyers had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 13 years and had served in law enforcement for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, and brother.