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Lieutenant David Joe Kraxner | Independence Police Department, Missouri Independence Police Department, Missouri

Lieutenant

David Joe Kraxner

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, October 31, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/31/1966

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Lieutenant David Kraxner was shot and killed while conducting a felony traffic stop on an escaped convict who shot a prison guard while being transported for trial. The suspect then murdered a citizen and stole his car.

Lieutenant Kraxner located the vehicle and began a felony traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Crysler Avenue but was immediately met with gunfire. Both he and the suspect were wounded in the shootout. The suspect was able to walk to Lieutenant Kraxner's vehicle, gained control of his service weapon, and then shot him execution style.

The suspect was apprehended later in the morning and pleaded guilty in order to avoid the death penalty. He was subsequently sentenced to life plus 39 years in prison. Lieutenant Kraxner's killer was denied parole in January 2012.

Lieutenant Kraxner is survived by his wife and children. He is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Shawnee, Kansas.

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Dave I am sorry I didn't "Ride Over" with you as we had originally. If I would, I'm sure you would would be alive today. I relive this guilt almost every day.You did so much for me recommending me for "Officer of the Month" by the KIWANIS.
I will NEVER forget you or the times we had together on "Ride Overs" I'm so very,very,very sorry Lieutennt.

Kevin A. Hemp
Former I.P.D. patrolman
September 22, 2014

 

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