Kansas City Police Historical Society

To collect, preserve and share the history of the Kansas City Police Department.

Alan Pierce

Alan W. Pierce

The Historical Society is saddened to announce the passing of our President Alan W. Pierce, who had served the Society for over a decade in many capacities; the last of which was president. Alan had a great passion for the Police Department and its history. He retired from the department on December 22, 2021, and passed away November 23, 2022. Alan was born October 2, 1956 and was 66 years of age at the time of his death. He was appointed to the department on August 16, 1976 and his assignments included Supply, Records, Enforcement, Communications, Identification Section, Parking Control Section, Chief’s Office and Building Security where he was assigned at the time of her retirement. Retired Civilian Pierce was re-appointed on August 4, 2022, as an Auxiliary Service Volunteer assigned to the Building Operations Unit, where he was assigned at the time of his death. Retired Civilian Pierce is survived by his wife Robin Pierce; children John and Linda Pierce; sister Nan (Dennis) Hanna; as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

OUR HISTORY

The Historical Society was founded in 2004 by members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department with a mutual interest in obtaining, preserving and displaying items of historical significance as it relates to the KCPD.

OUR HISTORY

The Historical Society was founded in 2004 by members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department with a mutual interest in obtaining, preserving and displaying items of historical significance as it relates to the KCPD.

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the Historical Society is to establish, maintain and support a police museum. The society’s three primary objectives are:

1. To preserve all items and stories of historical significance to the Kansas City Police Department.

2. To educate the public of our long and rich history.

3. To honor those who have served our community as members of the police department throughout history.

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of the Historical Society is to establish, maintain and support a police museum. The society’s three primary objectives are:

1. To preserve all items and stories of historical significance to the Kansas City Police Department.

2. To educate the public of our long and rich history.

3. To honor those who have served our community as members of the police department throughout history.

Thomas M. Speers

Kansas City’s first Chief of Police, Thomas M. Speers who, after having been already elected Town Marshall for four years, served as Chief from 1874 to 1895, a 21-year term of office not equaled since in the state of Missouri.

Living during the period commonly known as the “Wild West,” then Marshal Speers was respected by the likes of Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickock, Doc Holiday, and Wyatt Earp, all of whom would sit with him on the bench outside the police station trading stories at one time or another. 

Thomas M. Speers

Thomas M. Speers

Thomas M. Speers

Thomas M. Speers

Kansas City’s first Chief of Police, Thomas M. Speers who, after having been already elected Town Marshall for four years, served as Chief from 1874 to 1895, a 21-year term of office not equaled since in the state of Missouri.

Living during the period commonly known as the “Wild West,” then Marshal Speers was respected by the likes of Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickock, Doc Holiday, and Wyatt Earp, all of whom would sit with him on the bench outside the police station trading stories at one time or another. 

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