Patrolman William Franklin Koger

Photo of Patrolman William Franklin Koger
End of Watch: Sun, Nov 23rd, 1913
Date of Incident: Sat, Nov 22nd, 1913
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 25 years
Age: 54


He was survived by his wife and three children.


Patrolman Koger was shot and killed while attempting to arrest five men who had robbed a railroad freight car. Patrolman Koger and two Missouri Pacific Railroad Police detectives were conducting a stakeout of railroad tracks near 45th and Elmwood. Five suspects were observed and confronted by the three officers. The suspects opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Patrolman Koger.

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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