Bjorkback was killed after a 25-mile pursuit
with robbery suspects. Sergeant Bjorkback and police chaeffeur L.E. Wyatt spotted a car matching the description of a vehicle used in three robberies the previous evening. and gave chase. After gunfire was
exchanged near 87th Street and Raytown Road,
Sergeant Bjorkback lost control of his car
and crashed, overturning on the gravel road. L.E. Wyatt was injured and Sgt. Bjorkback was thrown from the vehicle. The cause of death was listed as a fractured skull. Robbery suspects John Muehlebach and Charles Frazier were apprehended in Rosebud, Missouri and made confessions of their crimes. Muehlebach was sentenced to 10 years for each of 9 counts of armed robbery to be served consecutively in the penitentiary.
Bjorkback, 57, born in Sweden served with the Kansas City, MissouriPolice Department for 29
years. He was survived by his wife, Esther, and son, Willard.
Interred: Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant