KCPD Police Memorial Set for Thursday, May 23
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KCPD Media Unit 816-234-5170
May 20, 2013
Police Memorial Service set for Thursday
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department will honor its 119 officers killed in the line of duty throughout the department’s history with a Memorial Service beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Kansas City Police Department Regional Police Academy Sports Field, 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road.
The service will include an honor guard, a 21-gun salute from the KCPD Color Guard, bagpipers, a flyover by the police helicopter, and a riderless horse representing fallen officers. Communications Unit Supervisor, L.C. Clark will read the names of all KCPD officers killed in the line of duty – the first in 1881 and the last in 2001. There will be 119 flags on display representing each one of these officers. For 119 hours preceding the service, dispatchers will be reading one officer’s name per hour over the police radio system, starting May 18th at 11 am.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place inside the Academy Gymnasium.
The public is invited to attend.
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