KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Mo. Police Department remembered its own who paid the ultimate price to make the city a safer place to live.
On Thursday, the department joined members of the community to honor 119 officers killed in the line of duty over the years. The service included an honor guard, a 21-gun salute from the steps of City Hall, the KCPD Color Guard, bagpipers, a police helicopter flyover, and a riderless horse representing fallen officers.
The first officer died in 1881.
Fortunately, Kansas City, Mo. hasn’t had an officer killed while on duty since 2001.