Patrolman James M. Karr, Jr.

Patrolman James M. Karr, Jr.

Rosedale Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, July 10, 1916

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James M. Karr, Jr.

Patrolman Fred Karr was shot and killed as he pursued a vehicle on Southwest Boulevard, through Rosedale, at approximately 1:00 am.

As the vehicles approached the railroad tracks, near 1314 Southwest Boulevard, several occupants in the car stood up and opened fire on Patrolman Karr, striking him twice in the chest with revolver rounds. His motorcycle crashed into a curb and he was thrown to the ground.

The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee the area and it is unknown if anyone was ever arrested for his murder.

Patrolman Karr had served with the Rosedale Police Department for only two weeks.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

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