Sergeant John Richard Bullard Jr.

Photo of Sergeant John Richard Bullard Jr.
End of Watch: Wed, Aug 11th, 2021
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: 46 years
Age: 64


His wife, Terri; his parents, John and Barbara; four adult children; and ten grandchildren


Sergeant Bullard died from complications of COVID-19 believed to have been contracted in the line of duty.

He began his service with the Independence Police Department as a dispatcher in 1975. He graduated from the police academy and became a police officer in 1977 and served until his retirement in 2011. After retirement, he continued to serve as a reserve officer.


Independence Police Department Patch
223 North Memorial Drive
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 325-7300


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