Sergeant William Morris

Sergeant William Morris

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 1902

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William Morris

Sergeant William Morris was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at the Metropolitan Street car barn. He encountered two men forcing the watchman to open a safe. Sergeant Morris struck one of the suspects but was shot as he attempted to draw his revolver.

One of the suspects was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to life. He was granted a new trial and acquitted on October 7, 1904. A year later he was charged with robbing a drug store.

Sergeant Morris had served with the agency for 11 years. His son became a Kansas City police officer a few days after his murder.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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