KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
George Robert Johnson
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 23, 1929
Age: 32
DOB: June 19, 1896
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Cause of death: Motorcycle accident

The night of October 22, 1929, Officer George Johnson was on motorcycle traffic patrol duty when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a Fairmont Park street car that was stopped at the intersection of Sixth Street and Grand Avenue. He died of his injuries the following day, October 23, 1929.

Officer Johnson, 33, born in Arkansas, was survived by his wife Doris. He spent several years doing mounted patrol work, including the past year at the William Cullen Bryant School as a traffic patrolman for the school children with whom he was extremely popular. Officer Johnson had been with the police department for six years at the time of his death.
Interred: McCoskrie Family Cemetery, Ludlow, MO.

Article by Brent Marchant