Motorcade Tribute To Slain Independence, MO Police Officer

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Public pays respects as body of fallen Independence officer escorted from hospital

Members of the public lined a route Saturday afternoon to pay respects to fallen Independence police Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans.A motorcade escorted his body from the hospital to the medical examiner's office."I thought it was very important to come out today.

Police, community salute Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans as he's transported from hospital

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) --- The Independence Police Department and Kansas City metro area continues to honor a young officer killed in the line of duty. Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans' body was transported from a local hospital to the Medical Examiner's Office. Officers and residents lined the streets to salute his body as it was moved on Saturday morning.