Patrolman Richard P. McDonald

Patrolman Richard P. McDonald

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, November 5, 1922

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Richard P. McDonald

Patrolman Richard McDonald was shot and killed as a man attempted to rob him as he was walking home after getting off duty on 33rd Street and Troup Avenue.

Patrolman McDonald, in plain clothes, was confronted by a man with a gun who ordered him to put his hands up. Instead, when he reached for his revolver, the man shot him twice. A suspect was apprehended.

Patrolman McDonald was a United States Army WWI veteran and had served with the Kansas City Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, father, and brother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 4, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

off duty, robbery

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Patrolman McDonald,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death of 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 U.S. Army as a member of the 35th "Santa Fe" Division in Europe fighting the Germans during World War I.


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November 5, 2022

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