KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Joseph P. Keenan
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 2, 1903
Age: 31
DOB: January 26, 1872
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Cause of death: Drowning

At 1:00 pm on June 2, 1903, Officer Keenan and Officer Emmett Clune were attempting to take to take two people to safe ground during high waters from the second story of the Adams house at 1032 Union Street. They were on the way to the viaduct when the officers' boat capsized and Officer Keenan was swept away in the flood waters. Officer Clune and the two men they were attempting to rescue were able to make it to shore.

Officer Keenan was a member of the police force for three years. He was survived by his mother. Interred: Mount St Mary's Cemetery.

Article by Brent Marchant