Mestdagh was shot in the chest and killed
during a robbery at Traxler Pharmacy,
651 E. 59th when he encountered three
men who just robbed the store. Officer
Mestdagh was shot four times, possibly
with his own revolver, in the rear of
the pharmacy and was pronounced dead on
arrival at the hospital.
suspect was apprehended, served his sentence,
and has since been released and continues
to threaten other officers from the Kansas
City Police Department.
Officer Mestdagh had served with the agency
for 3 years. He previously served in the US Army in Viet Nam and was survived by his son. Interred: Floral Hills Cemetery.