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Patrolman Lawrence Kenton Morrison | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Lawrence Kenton Morrison

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, June 19, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 9/1/1936

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Never apprehended

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Patrolman Lawrence Morrison succumbed to injuries sustained on September 1st, 1936, while chasing a speeding car.

He started his motorcycle, turned on his siren, and pursued the speeding car at a rate of more than 70 miles per hour. He had almost overtaken the car when a cattle truck entered the intersection of Brookside Boulevard and Main Street. Patrolman Morrison hit the rear of the truck, causing serious injuries. When his motorcycle was later examined, the speedometer had stuck at 70 mph. The driver of the speeding car was never caught.

Patrolman Morrison was taken to Menorah Hospital, where he remained until passing away. The second grade of Irving School "adopted" him and regularly sent him letters and cards during that time, in an effort to raise his spirits. Patrolman Morrison died of his injuries on June 19th, 1937.

Patrolman Morrison had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his child.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 19, 2015

 

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