Patrolman William Franklin Koger

Patrolman William Franklin Koger

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, November 23, 1913

William Franklin Koger

Patrolman Koger was shot and killed while attempting to arrest five men who had robbed a railroad freight car. Patrolman Koger and two Missouri Pacific Railroad Police detectives were conducting a stakeout of railroad tracks near 45th and Elmwood. Five suspects were observed and confronted by the three officers. The suspects opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Patrolman Koger.

Patrolman Koger had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 22, 1913
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 23, 2009

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