KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Michael N. Pearson
End of Watch: Monday, February 22, 1954
Age: 34
DOB: August 11, 1920
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge #:
Cause of death: Vehicle accident
Suspect information:
On October 28, 1953 while speeding to an emergency call, Officer Pearson, 34, collided with another officer's vehicle, who was also responding to an emergency call. Officer Pearson died from these injuries four months later on February 22, 1954.

Officer Pearson, 33, joined the Kansas City Police Department in 1942, but took a leave in 1943 and joined the United States Army. He returned to the KCPD in 1945. Officer Pearson was survived by his wife, Elizabeth B. Pearson, and child. Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Article by Brent Marchant