KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Douglas Alan Perry
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 6, 1978
Age: 30
DOB: September 15, 1947
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Cause of death: Struck by vehicle
Suspect information:

On September 6, 1978, while handling an accident which had occurred on the Lewis and Clark viaduct (I-70 at the Kansas/Missouri state line), Officer Perry was struck by a truck and killed while working an accident scene for a prior accident involving a car and a pickup truck. Officer Perry was working in an accident scene that had been blocked off ten minutes before when a tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel and traveling at 40 miles per hour veered toward six persons helping clear the highway. Officer Perry was struck and killed in the accident. Tow truck driver RIchard West, 32, was thrown 100 feet severing one leg and requiring the other leg to be amputated in the emergency room. William Roberts, 54, a passerby who stopped to help, was hospitalized with rib and pelvic fractures.

Officer Perry had been with the Kansas City Police Department for six years and served with the United States Army for a two year tour in Vietnam. He was survived by his wife and three children.
Interred: Mt Moriah Cemetery.