KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Students at St. Patrick's Catholic School, 1066 N. 94th Street, wore blue on Thursday to honor Kansas City, Kan., detective Brad Lancaster, killed on Monday in the line of duty.
Children who brought a donation to school were able to wear a blue Royals shirt of a Kansas City Fire Department shirt rather than their usual uniform. The one-day effort raised more than $800 for the Lancaster family. Brad Lancaster was 39-years old. Left behind to mourn his passing are his wife, Jamie Lancaster; 2 daughters, Brianna and Jillian; his mother, Carolynn Lancaster; his sister, Tammy Menter. Click here for Det. Lancaster's obituary.
Teachers at St. Patrick's asked students to write down in their journals what they could do to honor Det. Lancaster.
J.W., 7, wrote:
'I can say sorry. I can be nice to them.'
Addie, 7, wrote:
'I would help them if they got hurt. I would play with them if they are left out. I would give them love. Please help me be more like Jesus.'
"We brought in money to the school so we can help the policeman's family," said J.W. "I feel very sorry that the policeman died."
"I'm sorry that your husband died and I'm sorry that your dad died," said Addie about Lancaster's wife and children.