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William Franklin Koger
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1859
Death: Nov. 23, 1913

On November 22, 1913, Officer William Koger was on a stake out with two officers of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, near the railroad tracks at 45th and Elmwood in Kansas City, Missouri. Missouri Pacific freight cars had been robbed several nights in a row, prior to the stakeout. When the five robbers were confronted by the three officers, a gun battle ensued. Officer Koger was shot in neck and died on November 23, 1913. Officer Koger was a 25 year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Officer Koger had resigned from the department on July 30, 1910 but was recommissioned on July 31, 1913. During the hiatus from the department, Officer Koger worked as a house detective for the Hotel Baltimore. 
Family links: 
  John William Koger (1834 - 1917)
  Elizabeth A Bowman Koger (1834 - 1911)
  William Franklin Koger (1859 - 1913)
  Sarah Ellen Koger Nivens (1863 - 1953)*
  John O. L. Koger (1865 - 1902)*
  Eliza Jane Koger Alley (1868 - 1953)*
  Ida L Koger Fones (1873 - 1948)*
  Amos Elmer Koger (1875 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Shot in the line of duty
Mount Washington Cemetery
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Oct 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6870793
William Franklin Koger
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William Franklin Koger
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William Franklin Koger
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Kansas City MO Police Officer; died in the line of duty.
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