Patrolman Alexander R. McKinney

Patrolman Alexander R. McKinney

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, January 24, 1903

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Alexander R. McKinney

Patrolman McKinney was shot by an emotionally disturbed person in the lobby of police headquarters.

He succumbed to his wounds two days later. The suspect was returned to the St. Joseph Asylum from which he had escaped a few days earlier.

Patrolman McKinney had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 5 years and had previously served with the United States Marshals Service. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 22, 1903
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

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Patrolman McKinney,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City.


United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2023

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