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Detective Rudolph  Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

Detective

Rudolph "Rudy" Markl

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, December 20, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 31 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Rudy Markl was shot and killed while he and his partner investigated a robbery. They observed a man sitting in a car parked in front of a pharmacy. When they the approached the vehicle the man exited and fled, with Detective Markl's partner in pursuit. Detective Markl then entered the pharmacy where he encountered three additional suspects who opened fire, mortally wounding him.

All four men were apprehended and charged with Detective Markl's murder. Two were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. They were denied parole in 1937 and 1939. The other two were acquitted.

Detective Markl was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace, Detective Markl. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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