KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Detective
John Ed Dwyer
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 5, 1906
Age: 42
DOB: September 1863
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Cause of death: Fall
 

Detective Dwyer fell down a flight of steps on the evening of Monday May 14, 1906 at 15th & Main Streets while searching for a suspect in a building. He was taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital where they operated on his head injuries. Detective Dwyer died from his injuries at St. Joseph's Hospital at 10:00 a.m. on June 5, 1906 with his wife and several detectives at his side.

Detective Dwyer, 42, was appointed to the police department on May 19, 1886, to the rank of detective May 4, 1898, and was with the agency for 20 years. Inspector of detectives John Halpin reported that Detective John "Jack" Dwyer never forgot a face and this ability led to him being able to arrest many criminals. Detective Dwyer and his former partner Holly Jarboe specialized in forgeries and arrested scores of forgers. He was survived by his wife, Mary. Services were held at St Aloysius Parish. Interred: Mount St. Mary's Cemetery.

Article by Brent Marchant