Gangsters, bank robbers, Union Station Massacre
Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd (1904-1934) Little did Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd, an old-fashioned American bank robber and gangster in the early 1900s, know that Kansas City would hold his future in its hands when he arrived on June 17, 1933. That day became known as the day of the Kansas City Massacre when four police officers were gunned down during a brutal shootout at the Union Station depot. Shortly after the massacre, Floyd was accused by the FBI for being involved in the shootout, even though he may not have been involved at all. He did, after all, send the Kansas City police a postcard claiming his innocence. But, would you believe a man who was known to be a criminal? However, this didn’t matter and the accusation only fueled the manhunt for Floyd. A year after the Kansas City Massacre, police in Ohio discovered Floyd and shot him to death on October 22, 1934 at the age of 30.