Patrolman Barney Jasper

Patrolman Barney Jasper

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, January 22, 1924

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Barney Jasper

Patrolman Barney Jasper was shot in an ambush by unknown assassins at 512 Forest Avenue in Kansas City.

It is believed that he was mistaken for another patrolman who had been threatened and assaulted after a bootlegging raid. Patrolman James was shot in the knee and then hit four times in his back. He died the next day from his wounds.

His assassin was never captured.

Patrolman Jasper had served with the Kansas City Police Department for almost three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, January 21, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

ambush, foot patrol, retaliation

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Patrolman Jasper,
On today, the 100th anniversary f your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 22, 2024

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