Community Mourns North Kansas City Officer

This seems like an appropriate place to end posting for today . . . Already we've seen an outpouring of sympathy from across the nation after today's tragedy in North Kansas City. 

Our small blog community has also shared some worthwhile notes.

Here's a TKC roundup of some of the worthwhile sentiments for the overnight . . .

'He was the best of everything': Friends remember slain North Kansas City officer

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former colleague of 32-year-old Officer Daniel Vasquez remembers him for having the best qualities one would want in a community protector. "He was the best of everything," said Bobbi Baker-Hughes. Baker-Hughes is the president and CEO of the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the manager of the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District.

Community mourns North Kansas City police officer killed in the line of duty

The Kansas City community is struggling with the tragedy of losing North Kansas City police Officer Daniel Vasquez in the line of duty.Tuesday afternoon, people placed flowers near where the officer was gunned down and on a police SUV at the police department.Sarah Muntean said she witnessed what happened after the shooting.

North Kansas City neighborhood reacts to death of Ofc. Daniel Vasquez

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Residents of a quiet North Kansas City neighborhood are still processing what happened on Tuesday after the death of NKC Ofc. Daniel Vasquez. They say their grief is profound. "My son was crying, he was scared. My husband was terrified, we just didn't know," Jessica Jennings said.

Blunt Statement on the Passing of North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez

July 19,2022 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the death of North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez: "Today, North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez was tragically killed in the line of duty. Chief of Police Kevin Freeman described Officer Vasquez as a phenomenal person and a friend to everybody.

Social Media Statement From Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas . . .

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Fund organized for fallen North KC officer Daniel Vasquez

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A tough day in North Kansas City turned tragic by midafternoon when the police chief announced the death of Officer Daniel Vasquez. He died from injuries he suffered when a gunman stepped out of a car Vasquez stopped and shot the 32-year-old officer.

Fallen NKC police officer Daniel Vasquez dreamt of career in law enforcement

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Those who knew Ofc. Daniel Vasquez will tell you becoming a police officer was his dream come true. He looked for every opportunity to get some real-life experience so he could be ready once he earned his badge.

Who was Daniel Vasquez? What we know about the North Kansas City officer killed Tuesday

Daniel Vasquez was identified Tuesday as the North Kansas City Police Department officer who was killed during a traffic stop. He had been a member of the department for two years, and was fatally shot while trying to pull over a car with expired tags about 10:40 a.m.