It’s been one week since a Kansas City detective was shot and killed in the line of duty. Detective Brad Lancaster was gunned down while responding to a call for assistance near the Hollywood Casino.
Dozens of officers from the Kansas City, Kansas Police Dept had the spontaneous idea to run 1.4 miles to honor their fallen colleague on the one-week anniversary of his death.
The officers –undeterred by the rainy weather yesterday– held a moment of silence for Lancaster in the exact spot where he was shot and killed.
During the tribute run, the KCK PD tactical unit wore their full gear.
Officer Chad Shore of the KCKPD’s Special Operations Unit told KMBC that Brad had always joked that he hated running with all his heavy gear on, when he was in the military.
The 39-year-old husband and father of two was a U.S. Air Force veteran, who served two tours of duty overseas. He had been with KCKPD since 2007.
The special ops unit within the dept plans to make this an annual run.
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