Patrolman Arthur J. Morris

Patrolman Arthur J. Morris

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, June 13, 1942

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Arthur J. Morris

Patrolman Arthur Morris was shot and killed with his own gun after a suspect he was placing in his patrol car broke free, took his gun, and killed him. The suspect then stole the patrol car and fled. Fifteen days later, the suspect was tracked down but killed himself before being captured.

Patrolman Morris had been with the Kansas City Police Department for ten years and was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 477

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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You were my grandfather, my mother was Alice Morris. She missed you every day of her 73 years of life. She told me what a wonderful father you were.
Gone too soon.

Judy Frank

July 11, 2020

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