KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Emmet Charles Barnes
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, April 6, 1924
Age: 27
DOB: April 12, 1896
Tour of Duty:
Cause of death: Gunfire

Patrolman Barnes was shot and killed while he and two other officers attempted to apprehend a burglary suspect at a store. Patrolman Barnes was covering the front door as the other two officers covered the rear. The suspect attempted to leave through the front and shot Patrolman Barnes in the neck as he fled. The other two officers chased after the suspect after hearing the shots but the man was able to evade them. Patrolman Barnes was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound 15 minutes later.

Patrolman Barnes, 27, a World War I veteran, had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, Margaret.
Interred: Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Louisburg, Kansas.


Article by Brent Marchant