Emotional Presser After Kansas City Police Officer & K-9 Killed In Crash

We'll update this post with more info from local reports . . . But right now we wanted our readers to get a look at the Q&A.

The raw video makes it clear that it's a tough day for KCPD . . . Check-it . . .

 Kansas City Police Officer James Muhlbauer was identified as the victim of a fatal crash that unfolded Wednesday while he was patrolling with his K-9 police dog.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. Muhlbauer, a 20 year veteran of the department, was taken to a hospital where he died.

His K-9 police dog, Champ, was also killed in the crash.

“The officers were serving and protecting this city,” Police Chief Stacey Graves said at a news conference Thursday. “They were putting themselves in harms way. They were being public servants the city needs. And in the moment we lost them. Our department is hurting. We’re sad and we’re shaken.”

Muhlbauer was married and a father. Police canines live with their police officer partners.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Police identify 20-year police veteran, K-9 partner killed in Wednesday crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Police Department has identified two officers killed in the line of duty Wednesday night. Chief Stacey Graves said Ofc. James Muhlbauer, a 20-year veteran with the police force, and his K-9, Champ, were in a police vehicle on patrol when a car struck them in the area of Truman Road and Benton Boulevard.

Pedestrian, KCPD officer and K9 killed in crash near Grove Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are investigating after a pedestrian, a police officer and his K9 partner were killed in a crash Wednesday night. Just after 10:15 p.m., a Kansas City police officer and his K9 were patrolling near the intersection of Truman Road and Benton Blvd.

Names released in fatality accident involving two KCPD Officers

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has released the name of the Officers killed Thursday evening while on patrol at Truman Road and Benton Boulevard. Officer James Muhlbauer, a twenty year veteran of the department and his K9 partner Champ were on patrol in the area near Truman Road and Benton Blvd.

Slain KCPD officer Muhlbauer arrested quintuple murderer Brandon Howell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, police officer, James "Jim" Muhlbauer, who died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash, arrested one of the most-notorious murderers in the city's recent history nine years ago. Brandon Howell beat two people to death then shot and killed three others on Sept.

KCPD identifies officer killed in traffic crash Wednesday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Police Officer James Muhlbauer and K-9 Officer Champ were killed in a two-vehicle crash, which also left a pedestrian dead around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday near Truman Road and Benton Boulevard. Chief of Police Stacey Graves announced the names of the two KCPD officers killed.

Former KCPD major speaks on officer Muhlbauer's death, supporting family through 'SAFE' fund

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Maj. Jan Zimmerman recalls her time with the department like it was yesterday. She started as a dispatcher in 1979, decided to enroll in the academy and then went onto serve three decades in the ranks.

Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police establishes donation site for officer James Muhlbauer

The Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police has set up a site to help out the family of fallen officer James Muhlbauer. Muhlbauer, his K9 partner and a pedestrian were killed after a car crashed into the officer's vehicle.The KCFOP Lodge 99 has set up an online donation site for those to help out the family.

Here's the clip we mentioned at the top of the post . . .

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