KCPD 2023 Memorial For Officer James Muhlbauer & K-9 Champ

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"The officer and his K-9 partner were honored in a funeral at Municipal Auditorium where family and friends shared stories of the officer and his K-9.In the crowds along the procession route was a shared feeling of respect and sorrow, but also one of reluctance. Many wished they did not have to be there, yet again, for the funeral of a fallen officer."

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Hundreds of spectators gather along funeral route for Officer James Muhlbauer, K-9 Champ

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Hundreds of people lined a Northland funeral procession route Wednesday to pay their last respects to Officer James Muhlbauer and his K-9 partner, Champ. Muhlbauer, Champ and a pedestrian, Jesse Eckes, were killed last week when a vehicle raced through a red light at over 80 miles-per-hour at Truman Road and Benton Boulevard.

LISTEN: Last radio call sounds for fallen KCPD officer Muhlbauer, K9

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Family, friends, law enforcement and the community gathered Wednesday to pay their respects to Kansas City Police Officer James Muhlbauer and K9 Officer Champ. Hundreds of police cars from departments across the region were involved in the procession that ended at Municipal Auditorium around 9 a.m.

Funeral service held Wednesday for fallen KCPD officer James Muhlbauer and K-9 partner Champ

Proceedings can be streamed live above.Mourners are gathering Wednesday to remember two fallen public servants.The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the public are coming together to honor the memory of officer James Muhlbauer and his K-9 partner Champ.The partners and pedestrian Jesse Eckes were killed in a car crash approximately one week ago.

Residents line procession route for Officer James Muhlbauer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Dozens waited along the procession route as Officer James Muhlbauer was taken to the cemetery at White Chapel Funeral Home. Retired KCPD officer and 28-year veteran Jim Helton was joined by his 6-year-old son. Helton checked his son out of school early to teach him a lesson.