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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Fallen deputies and other officers to be honored by community in KCMO on Saturday

For Immediate Release

Sept. 13, 2018

The two Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies who died in the line of duty earlier this year, along with a Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department officer, will be honored Saturday by a Kansas City community group at the Milestone Youth Center, 3417 E. 12th Street, in Kansas City, MO.

The event -- which will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Milestone -- is sponsored by Milestone in conjuction with the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, as well as Harvest Connection Church and Acts Ministries. Wyandotte County Sheriff Donald Ash is expected to be at the event to accept the award on behalf of the fallen sheriff's deputies, Patrick Rohrer and Teresa King..

The event will honor the officers with the 2018 Lampstand Award, given to recognize officers who have gone above the call of duty.

The event Saturday -- "Building Bridges Youth Rally" -- will strive to build bridges of communication between youth and law enforcement. The Lampstand Award is expected to be presented about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Milestone. But the event will run from until 7 p.m. and feature a number of fun activites for youth. The Extreme Team will entertain and the first 100 youth will be given a free KC NoVA bag filled with essential items, including toiletries.

For more information, contact Darren Faulkner, KC NoVA Community Engagement Supervisor, at (816) 609-3759 or Michael Mansur, Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, (816) 881-3812 or (816) 674-3954.


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