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Police Officer Thomas Richard Meyers | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Thomas Richard Meyers

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 14, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 1589

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Denied parole in 2003

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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.

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I had the privilege of working with Tom at both Gladstone and KCMOPD. I believe he joined KCPD about the time I left. I would still see him from time to time up "north" and Tom was always full of life. Smiling constantly and helping everyone. You are definitely missed.

Mike Moorefield
former KCMOPD #2931
May 27, 2015

 

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