Police Officer Thomas Richard Meyers

Photo of Police Officer Thomas Richard Meyers
End of Watch: Wed, Jan 14th, 1998
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Struck by Vehicle (DUI)
Service Time: 25 years
Age: 53


He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, and brother.


Police Officer Thomas Meyers was killed after being struck by a car while assisting a victim at the scene of an accident on I-29. While talking with the victim, another vehicle driving erratically struck him and the car that was involved in the previous accident.

The drunk driver, whose blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of assault. The subject was denied parole in 2003, 2008, 2010, and 2015.

Officer Meyers had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 13 years and had served in law enforcement for 25 years.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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