Patrolman James H. Smith

Photo of Patrolman James H. Smith
End of Watch: Thu, Jun 14th, 1928
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 14 years
Age: 38


His wife Velma.


On June 14, 1928 three bank robbers attempted a theft in broad daylight at the Home Trust Company on Walnut Street. Tear gas was tossed inside by the police, forcing the robbers to flee. In the process, they wounded five bystanders and shot Patrolman Smith, who was transported to General Hospital where he later died. An elderly man also suffered a fatal heart attack from the shock.

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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