Patrolman George Edward Lanigan

Patrolman George Edward Lanigan

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1968

George Edward Lanigan

Patrolman Lanigan was shot and killed while assisting FBI agents serve warrants on two suspects. Patrolman Lanigan, three officers, and four FBI agents were staking out a mobile home when two wanted men they were looking for arrived and opened fire. In the exchange of gunfire Patrolman Lanigan was killed, another officer and one of the suspects were wounded, and the other suspect was critically wounded.

One suspect was wanted for violating his parole and the other was wanted for unlawfull flight to avoid prosecution on charges of assault and armed robbery in Portland, Oregon.

Patrolman Lanigan was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Spent the night a time or two at the home on Jansen Pl. with Bob, my classmate at St James. On Good Friday, I was spending the night at my aunts as my mom was in the hospital. The news came on with a Special Report announcing the shooting. I remember it like it was yesterday. 1968 was a tough year. Bob lost his dad and in November I lost my mom. I went away to boarding school and we lost touch. NEVER FORGET
Would love to get in touch again

John Wheeler
boyhood friend of oficer Lanigan's son

March 4, 2016

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