Edmunds was killed when his motorcycle
was struck by a car making a left turn at
the corner of 29th Street and Prospect Avenue. He was pronounced dead at Menorah Hospital. Cause of death was listed as
fractured ribs and injury to the hemopneumothorax.
Officer Edmunds was a probationary policeman had volunteered to work overtime at the Gene Autry concert held at the Municipal Auditorium. He was scheduled to go off duty at 3:00 p.m. but a fire in downtown Kansas City created a shortage of officers so he worked late. He was on his way home on his police motorcycle when he was fatally injured as he was propelled through a snowbank and struck a light pole.
Edmunds, 21, was with the Kansas City Police
Department for five months and was survived
by his wife, Jean C. Edmunds.
Interred: Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant