Chief of Police Kendrick Lloyd

Chief of Police Kendrick Lloyd

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, April 17, 1948

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Kendrick Lloyd

Chief of Police Kendrick Lloyd succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier in an automobile crash on U.S. 166 near the port-of-entry at Baxter Springs, Kansas.

Chief Lloyd had gone to Miami, Oklahoma, to show off Joplin's new radio-equipped police car. On his return trip to Joplin, he crossed the centerline and struck a truck head-on. He was transported to St. John's Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Lloyd had served with the Joplin Police Department for 17 years and had served as the police chief for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, stepdaughter, and stepson.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Kansas
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 15, 1948

routine driving

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This was my great grandfather, my grandmother Ellen was his daughter. My mother would have been only 4 when he died so unfortunately I didn’t hear too much about him. I’m very proud of his service to protect the Joplin community as I live close by in Carl Junction; MO.

Jennifer Vanlanduit
Great granddaughter

March 9, 2022

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