KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Joseph Anthony Zannella
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, May 19, 1901
Age: 33
DOB: January 1, 1868
Tour of Duty: 18 months
Cause of death: Gunshot, accidental
Suspect information:
 
On April 27, 1901, Officer Zannella accidentally shot himself in the leg with his service revolver while chasing a man wanted to assaulting a street car conductor near 5th and Holmes. An infection developed as a result of the wound and Officer Zannella's leg was amputated but gangrene spread throughout his body. He died on May 19, 1901.

Officer Zannella, was with the agency for 18 months. He was born in Italy, survived by his wife, Blanche, and three children, Anthony, Mabel, and Josephine. Interred: Mount St. Mary's.


Article by Brent Marchant