Corporal Michael E. Webster

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   October 1993

Corporal Michael E. Webster, 33, died October 2, 1993, from injuries he suffered when he was struck by a drunk driver on US-40 in Blue Springs, Missouri, in Jackson County. Corporal Webster was a nine-year veteran of the Patrol. He was survived by his wife, a six-year old daughter, and a 20-month old son.Corporal Webster had stopped a vehicle at 3:05 a.m. on October 2, for a license violation and was talking with the driver on the shoulder of the highway. A car driven by an intoxicated driver struck the left front fender of Corporal Webster's patrol car and the left rear of the car he had stopped. The car then hit Corporal Webster who was knocked onto the hood of the eastbound vehicle and carried approximately 200 feet before the vehicle stopped. Corporal Webster was transported to Research Hospital in Kansas City by air ambulance where he died at 7:05 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Corporal Webster, Nicholas Adams, 21, of Blue Springs, MO, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer (Class B felony) and driving while intoxicated. In February 1995, after a jury deliberated for three hours, Adams was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Corporal Webster was the 17th trooper to be killed in the line of duty since 1931.

 
 

Never Forgotten........

Photo on the left was taken on March 10, 2012.  Corporal Webster's daughter, Alana, has grown to a beautiful young lady.  She attended college with assistance of the education benefits provided by MASTERS.  Today, on her wedding day, she is pictured with her mother, Kathey and brother Elliott.  Knowing how much her father loved his family, we know he would have been so proud of the young lady she has become.  Alana always knew her father continued to watch over her and the family wanted Michael's Patrol hat at the wedding as a symbol that Dad was a part of his daughter's wedding. 

Photo on the right is the memorial sign in honor and remembrance of Cpl. Webster and the sacrifice he made.  The sign is located on 40 Hwy at Wood Chapel in Blue Springs, a few feet east of where he was struck.

Michael's family and all those who worked with him knew what a special person he was; we are committed that his service and the sacrifice he made will never be forgotten.

For more detailed story about the life of Cpl. Webster, please click the link below. 

Alana's wedding
Memorial Sign
Special Story PDF
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