Patrolman Charles H. Perrine

Patrolman Charles H. Perrine

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, September 20, 1948

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Charles H. Perrine

Patrolman Charles Perrine was shot and killed an incident that has become known as the "Paseo Massacre."

Patrolman Perrine is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Four members of the Kansas City Police Department were shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call at 1334 Paseo Road. The suspect was creating problems with his neighbors. The first officers to arrive were Patrolman Neaves and Washington. As they were placing the suspect under arrest, his brother exited the building with a shotgun. He fired at Patrolman Neaves point blank, killing him. The original suspect then took the shotgun from his brother and killed Patrolman Washington as he rushed to aid his partner. The suspects then removed a shotgun from the officer's patrol car.

When Patrolman Perrine and Sergeant Wells arrived on the scene they exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Patrolman Perrine was shot and killed during the exchange and Sergeant Wells was seriously wounded. Both suspects were killed along with an innocent bystander. Sergeant Wells died seven days later from his gunshot wounds.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My name is James Byrd. Charles was my Grandpa's brother. They were both LEO's so was my Dad. I even tried it for a year as a DS. They are all gone now. God l miss them. Back then its wasnt just a job it was a life style, an honor people looked up to. Wish it was that way today.

James Byrd

August 28, 2018

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