KCPD Memorial   Lest We Forget
Police Officer
Grant Victor Schroder
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
End of Watch: Monday, November 26, 1934
Age: 24
DOB: May 16, 1910
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Cause of death: Gunfire
Suspect information: Apprehended
 
On November 26, 1934, Officer Schroder was shot and killed by another Officer, Myron K. Fanning, who was highly intoxicated and despondent over his presence and failure to provide assistance during the Union Station Massacre. Officers Schroder and J.A. Yoeham responded to Union Station after a Fanning created a disturbance and was brandishing his revolver. When the officers confronted Fanning in the train yard, Fanning opened fire striking Schroder in the chest. Officer Schroder died within a few minutes. Fanning left the scene in a taxi but was apprehended a short time after the assault.

Officer Schroder, 24, was survived by his wife, Doris.
Interred: Mount Moriah Cemetery.


Article by Brent Marchant