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Patrolman Richard Lewis Chatburn | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri


Richard Lewis Chatburn

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 23, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year, 7 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Richard Chatburn was accidentally shot and killed while investigating a possible prowler at the Northwest Motorcycle shop at 2200 Truman Road.

While checking the back door of the business, the owner who mistook Patrolman Chatburn for a prowler, shot through the back door with a 12 gauge shotgun, hitting Officer Chatburn in the chest and killing him.

Patrolman Chatburn was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 19 months. He was survived by his wife and three month old daughter.

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My friend Richard Chatburn,
I think of you often around Sept when you gave your life for the great city of Kansas City. I along with PO Billy Reed, Richard Hodel, Sgt. John Bartlett were with you at 4400 Truman Road,not 2200 Truman Road. Rest in peace my friend. You are not forgotten.

Sgt, George Stone
Kansas City, Mo. Police Dept.
May 31, 2015


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