Patrolman Lawrence Kenton Morrison

Photo of Patrolman Lawrence Kenton Morrison
End of Watch: Sat, Jun 19th, 1937
Date of Incident: Tue, Sep 1st, 1936
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident (Pursuit)
Service Time: 19 years
Age: 39


He was survived by his wife and child.


Patrolman Morrison was seriously injured while chasing a speeding car. While on patrol a car passed him going at an excessive rate of speed. Patrolman Morrison started his motorcycle, turned on his siren, and pursued the speeding car. At times traveling at a rate of more than 70 miles per hour, he had almost overtaken the car when a cattle truck entered the intersection of Brookside Boulevard and Main Street. Patrolman Morrison hit the rear of the truck, and sustained serious injuries. When his motorcycle was later examined, the speedometer had stuck on 70 mph. The driver of the speeding car was not caught.

Patrolman Morrison was taken to Menorah Hospital, where he was to remain the rest of his life. The second grade of Irving School "adopted" him and regularly sent him letters and cards during that time, in an effort to raise his spirits. Patrolman Morrison died of his injuries on June 19, 1937.

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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