KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Larry Dean Oliver
End of Watch: Thursday, April 18, 1968
Age: 30
DOB: March 16, 1938
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Date of incident:
Cause of death: Motorcycle accident
Suspect information:
On April 18, 1968, Officer Oliver was chasing a speeding suspect on 12th Street in the West Bottoms and while trying to avoid a car, lost control of his motorcycle. Officer Oliver became pinned between a guard rail and a brick building at the corner of 12th and Genessee. Officer Oliver was transported to Menorah Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Officer Oliver had been with the Kansas City Police Department for nine years and was survived by his son.
Interred: Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder, Kansas.

Article by Brent Marchant