Patrolman Jack P. Wilcox

Patrolman Jack P. Wilcox

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 3, 1924

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Jack P. Wilcox

Patrolman Jack Wilcox succumbed to the injuries he received when his motorcycle struck an Artic Ice Cream Company Truck at the corner of 51st Street and Troost Avenue in Kansas City on April 11, 1924.

Patrolman Wilcox was traveling north on Troost Avenue when the truck, traveling south on Troost Avenue, attempted to turn left onto 51st Street. Patrolman Wilcox was unable to stop in time. He was transported to General Hospital and then transferred to St. Luke's Hospital where he passed away 21 days later.

Patrolman Wilcox was a United States Army WWI veteran and had served with the Kansas City Police Department for one year. He was survived by his mother and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, April 11, 1924

motor officer, motorcycle crash, routine driving

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Patrolman Wilcox,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe as a member of the 35th “Santa Fe” Division fighting the Germans during World War I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 3, 2024

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