Patrolman Richard Vance Reeves

Patrolman Richard Vance Reeves

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 1957

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Richard Vance Reeves

Patrolman Richard Reeves was seriously injured when his motorcycle was stuck by a truck that ran a red light at the corner of Prospect Avenue and 9th Street. Patrolman Reeves died eight days later from his injuries.

Patrolman Reeves had served with the Kansas City Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Patrolman Reeves' brother, Police Officer Ralph Reeves, died in the line of duty on March 26th, 1968, while serving with the Compton, California, Police Department.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 24, 1957

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 2, 2020

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