KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
James William Glenn
End of Watch: Friday, January 10, 1969
Age: 36
DOB: November 24, 1933
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Cause of death: Aircraft accident
Suspect information:
 
On 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.

Officer 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