Officer James Muhlbauer

Photo of Officer James Muhlbauer
End of Watch: Wed, Feb 15th, 2023
Date of Incident: Wed, Feb 15th, 2023
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 20 years
Age: Not Known


His wife and 10-year-old son


While Officer Muhlbauer was on routine patrol, his vehicle was broadsided in an intersection by another vehicle that ran a red light while traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. The crash occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Truman Road and Benton Blvd. The patrol vehicle then struck a pedestrian.

Officer Muhlbauer was transported to the hospital, where he died later that night. The pedestrian, as well as Officer Muhlbauer's K-9 partner Champ, died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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