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
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