Kansas City Police honor the 119 officers killed on duty throughout the history of the department


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Missouri Police Department honored its 119 officers killed in the line of duty throughout the department’s history with a Memorial Service Thursday morning.

The service was held at the new Law Enforcement Memorial Garden behind the Shoal Creek Patrol Division.

The ceremony included an honor guard, a 21-gun salute, the KCPD Color Guard, bagpipers and a flyover by the police helicopter.

There were also 119 flags on display at the ceremony. Each flag represented one of the officers.

Tracy Meyers-Keeling, daughter of fallen KCPD Officer Thomas R. Meyers, spoke about her father’s loss and how it impacted her and the rest of her family.

Watch the full ceremony in the video player at the top of the page.

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