KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Willard Lawrence Ferguson
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, February 19, 1923
Age: 23
DOB: February 25, 1899
Tour of Duty:
Cause of death: Gunfire

Officer Ferguson was shot and wounded as he arrested a suspect who had robbed two filling stations. Officer Ferguson was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Officer Ferguson died 11 days later from his wounds.

Officer Ferguson, 23, had been with the agency for one year and had served in the United States Army for three years. He was survived by his wife, Frances Evelyn Ferguson, and a son, Willard Jr. Interred: Elmwood Cemetery.

Article by Brent Marchant