Tribute To Slain Independence Officer Tonight

Across the metro communities unite in order to pay their respects to a young police officer tragically killed in the line of duty.

We share this news collection out of respect and in order to offer a more complete view of the discourse with so many people working to help the officer's loved ones and law enforcement during this time of grief.

Also, there are some great resources within the collection which offer a guide to legit organizations where locals can pitch-in along with profiles of people already stepping up.

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Community working to raise money for family of fallen officer

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Outside of the Independence Police Department, people have been showing their support to former officer Blaize Madrid-Evans. "Try to raise as much money as we can in a short period of time for his family," said Brad Lemon, President of the Fraternal Order of Police in Kansas City.

Price Chopper collecting donations for family of slain Independence officer

Price Chopper said its stores will collect donations to help support the family of 22-year-old Independence police Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans.Madrid-Evans was fatally shot while answering a call.Price Chopper said customers can donate at all Kansas City area stores starting Friday through Sept. 24.

Tributes mount for Independence Officer Madrid-Evans, killed at age 22

INDEPDNENCE, Mo. - Just 22 years old, engaged to be married, and gunned down in the line of duty. On Thursday, tributes continued for Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, killed during a residence check for a wanted suspect midday Wednesday. Madrid-Evans was shot by a suspect and critically injured during that call.

Independence cafe shows support for law enforcement with free food

BlendWell Community Cafe is offering free food and coffee to all law enforcement this week. As a book club met, the reality of Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans' death is on their minds."It's just heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking.

Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans will be remembered on memorial wall outside IPD

There's been 7 officers who have been killed in the line of duty in Independence . Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans will be a new name joining the short list etched in stone, each one representing a life taken away too soon.

Faith leader, mental health professionals offer support to grieving law enforcement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The support from the community means a lot to law enforcement during a difficult time following the passing of a young Independence police officer. Pastor Darron Edwards at United Believers Community Church bridges the community and law enforcement, who are now turning to him following the death of Blaize Madrid-Evans.

Community vigil for slain Independence police officer draws hundreds

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - At least 300 people stood outside the Independence Police Department Thursday night. Many didn't even know Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, who was killed Wednesday, shot by a man he and his field training officer were trying to contact about a warrant. They bowed their heads in prayer and held each other tight.

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