Friday, December 06, 2013

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 . . .

63 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I think some firefighters are talking about this but there is definitely warning to be careful and not to get into the details.

Marvin Pontiac said...

Thought that was a photo from Price Chopper for a minute.

Anonymous said...

He was off duty not killed in the line of duty so what is going on here?

I see them trying to make this appear along the lines of a memorial for a firefighter killed while fighting a fire which he sure the fuck wasn't.

Sorry but no parade of fire trucks is warranted here at all.

More than his share? Come on the asshole was out of control and he only brought on to himself that which he asked for.

Anonymous said...

5:51, that's mean!

Whoops, forgot where I was for a second.

(OK, it's also kinda funny.)

Anonymous said...

He committed two felony assaults.

Anonymous said...

Two killings last weekend entirely preventable. Grown men who should know how to drink but were way too drunk.

Anonymous said...

Did they mention him beating up a cop?

Anonymous said...

were his knuckles covered up? FYI this guy wasnt a "fallen fire fighter" and the comparison to the fire fighters killed in the line of duty is disgraceful.

Anonymous said...

Why did we pay these fireman's salaries and gas money to go to a funeral. This man did not die fighting a fire. This guy died because he attempted to kill a cop.

Anonymous said...

6:48 and 7:08 have it right. It's terrible that it even happened and that it was preventable in that it was done under the influence of alcohol, but we all have to be responsible for our actions. And as a victim of domestic abuse, I have to think that it was only a matter of time before others, including his wife, were subjected to his violent behavior when he was under the influence of alcohol. That's a pattern and no one is safe when a violent person is drunk.

Anonymous said...

This was not a LOD death.

This comparison to the six killed at 71 hwy is an insult to their service and sacrifice.

This man will be missed by family, friends and colleagues but he did not die in the course of his work as a firefighter. Reality is not always pretty.

Anonymous said...

So Tony, do you really believe the Star folks and all the local broadcast media got together and agreed to ignore the guy's memorial? Do you REALLY think that kind of collaboration exists?

Nope. It didn't get covered because of the circumstances of his death. Nobody wanted to treat the guy like a hero, because he wasn't. His death was devaststing to a lot of people, but he was no martyr.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. The guy fucked up and picked a fight with a cop and he paid the price. If his friends and family want to make a big deal out of his funeral just let them. The cops won here. Stop rubbing it in.

Also, just because you can use lethal force doesn't mean you should use it. Why isn't anyone mentioning how a cop allowed himself to get into a fist fight? Aren't they trained to avoid these sort of things? If he was so fucking concerned about his safety, couldn't he have drawn his weapon before they got in a fight? Maybe the cop wanted to fight this guy.

Anonymous said...

why the city allowed the use of fire equipment for this funeral is in extremely bad taste. but its the fire dept they can do whatever they want.

Anonymous said...

I blame the News media as well as the Mayor, City Council, and the leaders of both of these "protectors of the public" BUT mostly the media because they are suppose to report the news without being biased and without acting as our guardians judging what we should and should not see.
Shame on these people for throwing out the publics trust without so much as a shrug, they are heralding in a different form of government complete with endorsing lies and coverups

Anonymous said...

You obviously do not have any life experience with intoxicated combative people.

Anonymous said...

Don't want to be an American idiot
One nation controlled by the media
Information age of hysteria
It's going out to idiot America

Anonymous said...

KSHB did give time on their 10pm broadcast, showing on duty fire trucks at the visitation.

Shame on you, KSHB! The FD using City resources to honor a felon, and the Mayor/City Manager are to cowardly to stop it.

Anonymous said...

what no instagrams of the corpse?

some exclusive.

Anonymous said...

Waste of server space no one gives a fuck.

Anonymous said...

I guess we have to stare at this all day now?

Anonymous said...

stupid fucker on roids...ded, ded ded.

Anonymous said...

This is such a slap in the face to families and friends of REAL firefighters who die in the noble line of duty. This guy did NOT die a hero's death. When you're drunk and pick fights, you're asking for trouble.

Anonymous said...

Rewarding stupidity is the new normal.

Anonymous said...

Harsh but true, 9:43.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:09 What's combative about somebody running away? That seems to be the opposite of combative. I think this idea that the cop was looking for a fight has some merit.

While this isn't an apples to apples comparison, police procedure for a vehicular pursuit says officers will not initiate or continue a pursuit when, in the officer's opinion, the danger to the public or officer created by the pursuit exceeds the danger presented by the offender remaining at large.

What it seems we had in this case was an off-duty officer getting involved in an argument with a cab driver. At that time, no crime had occurred and nobody was told they were under arrest. The fire fighter ran away. What motivation or reason did the off-duty officer have to pursue this guy?

Nobody was in eminent danger. If the cop would've just told the cabbie to chill out this probably never would've happened.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show what alcohol does to people. Dead body at Arrowhead. A fireman beating the shit out of a cop and then the cop shooting him.


I cant stand hot headed drunks who always have to beat their chest like a gorilla when they are going hard on the booze. fucking get a life.

Anonymous said...

Seems at least 75% of Central Kansas City's - CK - populace is either stoned and drunk on a regular basis now days.


Anonymous said...

CK is heading in the direction where crime and all this other crap going on is just going to be considered normal.

The current regime in charge is working hard to make this happen. That much should be obvious.

May as well become a sister city to Johannesburg.



Anonymous said...

KCFD needs to take care to not appear to be a gang. This looks a lot like a mafioso funeral.

Anonymous said...

KCPD does go to far sometime. During the bomb threat this week at City Hall, some aggressive policeman kept yelling "get away from there" talking to people entering City Hall. There was no yellow tape on the sidewalk, the police merely had the streets blocked off. The way he shouted at people was very disrespectful. Until the fire department arrived, police were too stupid to simply block off sidewalks and have other police on site explaining to passersby what was happening. If that was the nature of the police officer who shot this firefighter, then I totally agree that this situation was blown way out of proportion. Nobody needed to die in that case.

Anonymous said...

I dont go to hard on the KCMO police department. Look what they have to put up with. Black males shooting innocent children and women in drive bys. black and latino gangs, rapes. Violence on all sorts of levels. Over 100 murders this year and counting. Mobs on the plaza. Crack, meth, PCP.

Give them a break they put their lives at risk all the time.

Anonymous said...

He assulted the cab driver. The officer has a duty to pursue. The car chase policy has absolutely nothing to do with this. What are officers supposed to do, let the bad guys go?
You are an idiot.

Anonymous said...

The officer would have died if he had not protected himself.

Anonymous said...

I am all for letting the firefighters grieve for their dead friend but I am disgusted by the Fire Department and its members giving this guy a hero’s funeral service. He died a thug’s death. The display put on by the Fire Department is nothing more than a testament to their typical union thug attitude.

Anonymous said...

The officer was in full uniform, working a secondary job, in his capacity as a police officer, at the same hotel where the firefighter was having his wedding reception. The firefighter, his new wife and a highly intoxicated friend had just taken a cab from a restaurant a few blocks away. Upon arriving at the hotel, the firefighter and his wife got out of the cab and asked the cabbie to drive their drunken pal home several miles away. A dispute arose because the cabbie allowed the meter to continue running while they negotiated the fare for the drunken friend's ride home. When the firefighter's wife tried to pay the cabbie, he tossed the money back as it wasn't enough. The firefighter became enraged, punched the cabbie and then opened the cab door and began beating the cabbie.
The police officer, again, working at the hotel, was made aware of the ongoing incident outside and responded as is his duty. The firefighter, upon seeing the officer approach, ran from scene. The officer gave chase. The officer caught up to the firefighter and attempted to take him in to custody. The firefighter, who outweighed the officer by a good 75 pounds, viciously attacked the officer, body slammed him into the concrete and began pummeling his face. On the verge of losing consciousness, the officer, fearing death, pulled his duty pistol and fired two shots into the center mass of the firefighter. In spite of the horrific beating that left the officer with severe head injuries including broken facial bones that will require reconstructive surgery, the officer attempted to perform CPR on the firefighter but lost consciousness.
The officer was in full uniform and had the full authority to respond and take any police action he thought necessary. The officer responded to the report of a cab driver being assaulted. The suspect of the assault fled. The officer gave chase. Rather than submit to the authority of the officer, the firefighter instead brutally attacked the officer. The officer, who suffered serious physical injury and appropriately feared imminent death, discharged his gun.
The firefighter was not in any type of uniform. He did not identify himself as a firefighter. The fact that he is a firefighter and the fact that he was at the hotel for his own wedding reception are superfluous facts unknown to the officer at the time of the incident. Had the firefighter survived the incident, he would most likely be charged under Missouri law with a Class A felony of First Degree Assault which is Missouri’s version of attempted murder.
The police officer’s reaction to the level of violence being inflicted upon him was appropriate.

Anonymous said...

If the cop would have told the cabbie to chill out this wouldn't have happened? The officer wasn't summoned to the scene by witnesses until Bruno had already assaulted the cabbie. He then ran when the officer showed up.

Anonymous said...

Well said. The fact that he was a firefighter is unfortunate but shouldn't matter. It would have been the same incident if Bruno had been a teacher or even another police officer. His occupation is irrelevant in this incident which is tragic all the way around.

Jesus Christ said...

It's Ok...I fucked him in the ass and then sent him on his way to Hell.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 11:30, for that information - we would not have gotten that much from the media even if they had covered the story appropriately. Your narrative and the rational conclusions drawn from it are refreshing.

Anonymous said...

I don't think any of the facts you just stated about what happened with the cab were part of any news story. Although what you wrote does explain why the officer would pursue Bruno. But considering the damage done to the police officer, you would be reasonable in assuming the cabbie was beat up pretty badly, but nothing has been said about that.

Sounds like the cabbie is some sort of asshole, really.

Anonymous said...

Wher media isn't going to do anything that ruffles any feathers down at PD, where most of the medias noses are firmly up the departments ass.

Anonymous said...

Quit trying to shift the blame. The cab driver may have SAID something mean, but the cabby didn't ASSAULT anyone.

Anonymous said...

@7:55 Yeah using the Fire Trucks we in bad taste like an off duty cop making money at another job was in bad taste dressing down in a city police gear, badge, etc. and then just like superman, clocked out by osmosis went to make an arrest. I know the who,e city feels so much safer now.

Anonymous said...

Do you ever watch the news? The media loves to catch the PD messing up. The problem here is, the PD did nothing wrong.

Anonymous said...

Police work at several hundred different businesses in an off duty capacity. it happens everday, all day long. Using the fire trucks leaves a bad taste in the mouth of tax payers because it was not a LOD death. He died committing felony assault on a law enforcement officer according to the reported news.

Anonymous said...

i know it's already been said by many others, but to treat this purported drunken asshole anything like the six firefighters blown to bits fighting a fire at what they thought was just a simple construction trailer, is shameful. the kcfd ought to be ashamed of itself.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you!

Anonymous said...

You have no idea what you're saying!

Anonymous said...

12:57-retarded product of the KC School District.

Anonymous said...

That pursuit policy is for car chases not a foot chase fucktard.

Anonymous said...

to those saying nothing has been written about the cabby's injuries, i distinctly recall one report indicating that the cabby was bleeding and had blood running and dripping off his chin.

i get it that if someone calls your wife a cunt you're gonna be pissed. and if true he probably DESERVED a punch to the face. you just better be prepared to be a man and stand up to the consequences or be a BIGGER man and just not do it in the first place regardless of what the cabby DESERVED.

Anonymous said...

How dead you you guys want this fireman to be? He's gone. Who cares who is right or wrong? Nothing is gonna change things. The ass kissers will continue to kiss ass and the less fortunate will continue to eat shit. KC with continue to be nothing more than a fucking shit hole. If you don't like it move the hell out of the city where folks just don't tolerate all this bullshit going on.

Anonymous said...

I've been ripped off in about 20 countries from cab drivers. Chased down the street in Europe by one when my sister hit the guy over the head with an umbrella. This is after he over charged us fifty bucks and grabbed her dress when she protested.
Calling the guy's wife a name on their wedding day would piss most people off. Too bad it ended like this.

Anonymous said...

Feel sorry for Bruno's family, but wouldn't this be similar to Jacques Costeau drowning in a bathtub?

Anonymous said...

Bruno died in a fire crotch rescue.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the cop who wasted the crazed, dbag firefighter!

he deserved it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Tony for attracting the most heartless fucktards in the world...until it us their turn, that is

Anonymous said...

I bet the turnout was more a show of support for his father, a retired and well respected deputy chief. Taxpayers footing the bill for those on duty to show up is going too far.

Anonymous said...

@11:44 I agree. All firefighters are given a funeral such as this. I have even seen a little baby of a firefighter shown the same regard. It's very touching to see. But nonetheless, Bruno did not die a hero's death as we know, but his family DOES deserve the respect. JMO

Anonymous said...

I had a cabbie in Toronto take my wife and I on the long route from a bar to our hotel. Guess he thought he had two Americans who had been drinking and didn't know the city. The fare was around $40. We argued over the fare and I then asked the door man how much the fare should be from whence we came. He said $20. I threw $20 on the ground at the cabbies feet and walked to my room. Never heard another word. Maybe the firefighter should have considered that approach.

rachel said...

Why is the cop getting a pass? Cops lie on reports and execute citizens everyday. Bruno didn't shoot at the cop, why was he murdered?

Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel....Bruno died because he brutally attacked an armed officer of the law who was trying to apprehend a perp. The perp (aka bruno) decided on his own to use his fists as weapons to injure and attempt to kill the law officer.

The law officer believed in good faith that his life was in jeopardy (point in fact as testament to the good faith is picture of officer's face and extent of injury). The officer had no choice in order to save his life but to put two fatal holes in what later is revealed as a drunk fireman OUT OF CONTROL attempting to kill a police officer.

Rachel, does that answer your stoopid fuggin question now?