January 10, 1969, Officer James W. Glenn,
36, was practicing maneuvers with the department
helicopter, when it malfunctioned - the tail
rotor failed and fuselage began to spin
as it crashed. The crash occurred at the
Kansas City Timing Association drag strip
near Front Street and Manchester, southeast
of the Chouteau Bridge.
Glenn joined the Kansas City Police Department
on July 16, 1960, and graduated from the
police academy November 1960. Officer Glenn
was with the department for nine years and
was survived by his wife, Mary, two sons and a daughter.
Interred: Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Article by Brent Marchant