Police Officer Thomas Richard Meyers

Police Officer Thomas Richard Meyers

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, January 14, 1998

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Thomas Richard Meyers

Police Officer Thomas Meyers was killed after being struck by a car while assisting a victim at the scene of an accident on I-29 near Tiffany Springs Road around 11 a.m.

While talking with the victim, another vehicle driving erratically at 80 mph struck him and the car that was involved in the accident. Two other people at the scene of the accident were injured as well.

The drunk driver, whose blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of assault. The subject was denied parole in 2003, 2008, 2010, and 2015. The subject was released from prison in January 2020.

Officer Meyers was a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in law enforcement for 25 years, serving with the Gladstone and Riverside Police Departments before joining the Kansas City Police Department in 1985. He earned three Meritorious Service Awards and 39 letters of commendation during his career. Officer Meyers is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, and brother.

He is buried at the Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 1589
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released in 2020

accident scene, drunk driver

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Happy birthday you big, hunk of a Marine! I miss you, so, but I definitely don’t miss having to iron those fatigues.

Widow Trudy Meyers

November 10, 2023

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