Patrolman Willard Laurence Ferguson

Patrolman Willard Laurence Ferguson

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, February 19, 1923

Willard Laurence Ferguson

Patrolman Ferguson was shot and wounded as he arrested a suspect who had robbed two filling stations. Patrolman Ferguson was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Patrolman Ferguson died 11 days later from his wounds.
Patrolman Ferguson had been with the agency for one year and had served in the United States Army for three years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 8, 1923
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by Ptl. Ferguson

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Patrolman Ferguson,
On today, the 92nd 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 in the U.S. Army as well.


United States Border Patrol

February 19, 2015

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