Tribute To Slain Independence, MO Office Today

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Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans memorialized Friday; here's how you can pay your respects

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A fallen Independence police officer will be laid to rest on Friday, with family, friends and the law enforcement community coming together to remember Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 15.

Parson orders flags to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor Independence fallen officer

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has ordered that U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Jackson County on Friday in honor of Independence Police Department Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans. Madrid-Evans received his Missouri Peace Officer license and was commissioned by the Independence Police Department on July 8.

Police officers, community come together as fallen Independence officer laid to rest

Police officers from around the country and in the Kansas City metro gathered Friday for the funeral service for Independence police Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans.Madrid-Evans, 22, joined the Independence Police Department in July.

Hundreds pay final respects to Independence officer along procession route

Hundreds of vehicles filled Memorial Drive in Independence on Friday, representing more than 75 law enforcement agencies in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska - all for Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, an Independence police officer killed in the line of duty.The rumble of the engines from hundreds of vehicles, and the silence of the 75 people assembled in front of the Independence Police Headquarters were two ways an officer on the force less than two months was honored.Martha Dehn wore a red shirt and arrived almost an hour and a half before the procession began to look at the Independence Fallen Officer Memorial.

'Rest easy now, brother': Independence police share final call for fallen Officer Madrid-Evans

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Independence police shared the last call for Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans on Friday afternoon after the fallen officer was laid to rest. Family, friends and local law enforcement came together Friday to remember the 22-year-old, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 15.