Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct Tony Luetkemeyer’s title, which chamber of the Missouri Legislature held a moment of silence, and how the event took place.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers honored a fallen Kansas City, Missouri, police officer in Jefferson City on Monday afternoon.

The Missouri Senate held a moment of silence for Officer James Muhlbauer and his K-9 partner, Champ.

Muhlbauer and Champ were killed last week when another driver hit their patrol vehicle near the intersection of Truman Road and Benton Boulevard.

State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, who requested the moment of silence, also tweeted a message to Muhlbauer’s family following the officer’s death last week:

“My prayers go out to the family of @kcpolice Officer James Muhlbauer who passed away, along with his K-9 partner Champ. Officer Muhlbauer was a 20-year veteran with the department. I’m grateful for his service and the service of all of our law enforcement officers.”

The visitation and funeral service for both Muhlbauer and Champ will be held Wednesday.

Services will be held at Municipal Auditorium with the public visitation being held from 9:30-11 a.m. The funeral will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be no graveside services.

A pedestrian also died in the crash. Kansas City Police identified him as 52-year-old Jesse Eckes. Funeral services for Eckes have not been publicly announced.

Prosecutors charged 18-year-old Jerron Lightfoot with two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter. Court documents show Lightfoot was driving at 85 mph before he ran a red light and hit the patrol car.