KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Samuel 'Glenn' Marshall
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, August 24, 1916
Age: 29
DOB: December 7, 1886
Cause of death: Gunfire
Suspect information: Shot & killed
 
On August 23, 1916 Officers Glenn Marshall and Phillip V. Neff responded to a call from a landlord who was being threatened by a delusional tenant. By the time the officers arrived at 3842 Prospect, the tenant - Dr. Fred Larkin (43) - had broken through the landlord's door and was attempting to injure him. The officers pursued Larkin through the building, Larkin armed and firing two weapons until one gun was lost in the chase. Both officers were gravely wounded, Neff physically struggled with Larkin until they both lost consciousness. Officer Marshall was shot numerous times, and was pronounced dead at South Side Hospital as a result of the gunshot injuries to the abdomen sustained in the attack. Suspect Larkin died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the chest.

An autopsy on Larkin revealed that he had been high on a combination of morphine, heroin, and cocaine and had a great number of puncture marks resulting from hypodermic use on his left arm at the time of his attempted arrest.

Officer S. Glen Marshall, a Freemason, was survived by his wife.
Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery.

Article by Brent Marchant