Mercantile Trust Company

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Photograph with a close-up view of an unmarked police car with three bullet holes in the windshield. The scene was part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company (14th & Grand) on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph of Detective Charles Fredericks holding a shotgun. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The shotgun pictured was damaged by one of the suspect's bullets.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph with a rear view of an unmarked police car damaged by bullet holes. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

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Photographs

Photograph of bank employee L.G. Bickford posing behind a teller window at the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph of unidentified detectives inside the Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street amd Grand Avenue; one of the men kneeling, looking toward the floor. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery.

Object Type: 
Photographs

Photograph of a police officer and other people inside Mercantile Trust Company at 14th Street and Grand Avenue. The scene is part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery. The suspects escaped out the middle window shown in the photo.

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