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178th Entrant Officer Class Honors Fallen Independence Police Officer

Publish Date 10/23/2023
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On the morning of Oct. 20, recruits on the verge of graduating from the police academy honored fallen Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans.

The 178th Entrant Officer Class dedicated their group run to Madrid-Evans, who was killed in the line of duty two years ago. One of the recruits was friends with Madrid-Evans when they worked together previously on an ambulance crew.

Madrid-Evans’ mother, Shannon, spoke with the recruits afterwards. She said she's very proud Blaize helped so many people through organ donation.

This class of future officers will graduate on Nov. 2.