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Aug. 13, 1941
Caucasian Male / 31 yrs. of age
Gastonia Police Dept.
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Aug. 13, 1941
Patrolman Preacher McKenzie was killed in a vehicle accident while responding to a fire call. He was en route to work when the call came over the radio. His vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Patrolman Bryant Birt.
As a result of the accident, Patrolman Birt became paralyzed. He died of his injuries on July 29, 1944.
Patrolman McKenzie was single and had served with the agency for three years. He is buried Oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.