Patrolman Herbert E. Bybee

Patrolman Herbert E. Bybee

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, July 15, 1960

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Herbert E. Bybee

Patrolman Bybee and Sergeant Kieffer Burris drowned while practicing scuba diving at Lake Lotawana for an underwater recovery unit that the department was forming.

At approximately 4 p.m., the two were spotted by a resident of the lake area and everything seemed alright. However, at approximately 5:30 p.m., one of the residents noticed Sergeant Burris floating face down in the water, and Patrolman Bybee's body was recovered a short time later. Patrolman Bybee's tank was empty but Sergeant Burris's still had air pressure, so the exact cause of this incident was not known.

Patrolman Bybee had been with the agency for two years and served in the United States Navy for four years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

dive training

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Patrolman Bybee,
On today, the 60th 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 USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 15, 2020

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