Patrolman Richard Lewis Chatburn

Photo of Patrolman Richard Lewis Chatburn
End of Watch: Sun, Sep 23rd, 1962
Date of Incident: Sun, Sep 23rd, 1962
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Service Time: 1 year & 6 months
Age: 26


He was survived by his wife and three month old daughter.


Patrolman Chatburn was accidentally shot and killed while investigating a possible prowler at the Northwest Motorcycle shop at 2200 Truman Road. While checking the back door of the business, the owner who mistook Patrolman Chatburn for a prowler, shot through the back door with a 12 gauge shotgun, hitting Officer Chatburn in the chest and killing him.

In addition to his police service Patrolman Chatburn had served with the Untied States Navy for four 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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