KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Gerald L. Fackert
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, December 15, 1921
Age: 23
DOB: August 11, 1898
Tour of Duty:
Cause of death: Vehicle accident
 

Officer Fackert, 27, was killed and another mortorcycle officer, Russell Fisk, were seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with bakery a truck at Robert Gilham Road and Troost Avenue. Officer Fackert was driving at the time of the accident and Officer Fisk was riding in the sidecar. Officer Fackert was in shock, had sustained a crushed right leg and later died at General Hospital.

Officer Fackert, 23, joined the department August 5, 1919 and had previously sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident after serving for three months. He was survived by his father, Oscar, and mother, Elizabeth.
Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery.

Article by Brent Marchant