KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Sergeant
Dennis J. Whalen
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 1, 1924
Age: 57
DOB: April 10, 1866
Tour of Duty:
Cause of death: Gunfire
 

Sergeant Dennis J. Whalen was shot by a bandit at 1549 East Eighteenth Street December 31, 1923. Sgt. Dennis Whalen was sent on a stolen property call to a pawnshop on East 18th Street, on New Year's Eve, 1923. Two men began fighting with him. Sgt Whalen was shot before he could draw his weapon. He died from his injuries the next day.

On April 30, 1913, Sgt Whalen was responsible for the capture of the two men who killed Officer Andrew Lynch.

Sergeant Whalen joined the police department in 1889, and had served as a beat patrolman, a special guard, and an executive officer. On April 30, 1913, he was responsible for the capture of the two men who had killed Officer Andrew Lynch.

Sergeant Whalen, born in Ireland, was survived by his wife, Annie.
Interred: Mount St. Mary's Cemetery.


 


Article by Brent Marchant