Detective George Edward Lanigan

Photo of Detective George Edward Lanigan
End of Watch: Fri, Apr 12th, 1968
Date of Incident: Fri, Apr 12th, 1968
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 years
Age: 35


Detective Lanigan was survived by his wife and two sons.


Detective Lanigan was shot and killed while assisting FBI agents serve warrants on two suspects. Detective Lanigan, three officers, and four FBI agents were staking out a mobile home when two wanted men they were looking for arrived and opened fire. In the exchange of gunfire Detective Lanigan was killed, another officer and one of the suspects were wounded, and the other suspect was critically wounded.

One suspect was wanted for violating his parole and the other was wanted for unlawfull flight to avoid prosecution on charges of assault and armed robbery in Portland, Oregon.

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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