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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Chief Lloyd,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Joplin. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 17, 2023

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