NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A tough day in North Kansas City turned tragic by midafternoon when the police chief announced the death of Officer Daniel Vasquez.
He died from injuries he suffered when a gunman stepped out of a car Vasquez stopped and shot the 32-year-old officer.
North Kansas City’s Mayor Bryant DeLong said agencies began assisting the city’s police department as soon as the shooting happened.
Now the help is being directed toward Vasquez’s family.
The Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police established a fund in the fallen officer’s honor.
All of the money donated through the fund will go to Vasquez’s family and help with whatever needs they may have.
The community can also make donations at Kansas City-area Price Chopper stores. Those donations will be accepted at the checkout register.
The grocery store chain said 100% of the donations will go to support Vasquez’s family.
Price Chopper will accept donations for the fund through August 5.
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