TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REPORT FROM INSIDE THE HEARTBREAKING MEMORIAL OF FIREFIGHTER SHOT DEAD DOWNTOWN!!!
Yesterday memorial services began for the Kansas City Firefighter who was involved in an altercation with an off-duty Kansas City police officer and was killed by gunfire during the incident.
The wake was yesterday and the funeral is scheduled for today. Strangely, it seems as if orchestrated media silence has taken this event off the Kansas City radar.
However . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS DESCRIBE A HEARTBREAKING SCENE INSIDE MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THE FALLEN FIREFIGHTER AND A MASS TURNOUT OF SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY!!!
Furthermore . . .
SOME INSIDERS DESCRIBE THIS MEMORIAL IN TERMS OF THE HISTORIC KANSAS CITY SIX FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS A GENERATION AGO!!!
Why the comparison?
YESTERDAY MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THE FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN A DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY ALTERCATION DREW MORE THAN 500 MOURNERS ACCOMPANIED BY MULTIPLE FIRE TRUCKS AND ALL OF THE TOP BRASS OF THE DEPARTMENT!!!
THIS WAS NOTHING LESS THAN AN EPIC KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTER TRIBUTE THAT HAPPENED WITHOUT MUCH OF A MEDIA MENTION!!!
On FD member spoke with TKC last night . . . "My ############ was with the dept. during the explosion that killed the 6 firefighters. I was younger and went with him to the memorial at Arrowhead. This had the exactly the same feeling. All of the firefighters in attendance were feeling the same thing and it's a shame that nobody is allowed to talk about it."
Sadly . . .
These are tough old school Kansas City Insiders who have decided to reveal the details of the memorial to us and even they were shaken up by the tragedy of it all.
One Kansas City Insider said: "It was one of the saddest things I have seen in my life. The show of support was very nice but there is no getting around the fact that the family has been devastated by the tragedy. I think everyone at the event today felt what a shock this was to his family, loved ones and friends."
Obviously, the emotion of the situation was nearly overwhelming but there are facts of this case that also deserve mention.
Another insider noted: "I looked in the casket and there was obviously some cosmetic work done over his left eye. Whatever altercation he was in, it was clear that he had also sustained more than his his share of damage in the fight before it turned lethal."
No matter how locals feel about the case . . . What's scary is how such a major event can be blacked out by mainstream media. Luckily it seems as if the family is garnering a great deal of support from KCFD as the details of the investigation of this case have slowed during this time of mourning.
Developing . . .