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 served in law enforcement for 25 years. He worked in the Gladstone and Riverside Police Departments before joining the Kansas City Police Department in 1985 where he earned three Meritorious Service Awards and 39 letters of commendation during his career.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, and brother.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 1589

Incident Details

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

accident scene, drunk driver

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I love you Dad. The last 3 days were pretty hard. The man who cared less about pretty much anything from the moment he entered our lives is out of prison due to a stupid 85% rule. He did not qualify for parole yet is out on parole. We continue the fight to make sure he completes the punishments the courts gave him along with criminal fines and civil court financial burdens owed. Love you always.

Tracy Meyers-Keeling

January 15, 2020

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