Sergeant Dennis J. Whalen

Sergeant Dennis J. Whalen

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, January 1, 1924

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Dennis J. Whalen

Sergeant Dennis Whalen was shot and killed as he attempting to arrest suspects wanted for the murders of Patrolman Homer Riggle and Patrolman Andrew Lynch 11 years earlier.

Sergeant Whalen had been with the agency for 34 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Karen Petree
Kansas City Police Department, MO

January 11, 2015

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