During a bench dedication ceremony last Wednesday, Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte' read a statement to honor of Barney Jasper, who was the first African-American Kansas City police officer to die in the line of duty. Jasper was shot to death the night of Jan. 22, 1924. <137>A photograph of Jasper was displayed on the bench, which is located on the “Trail of Heroes'” just west of the Shoal Creek patrol division, 6801 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road.<137>
During a bench dedication ceremony last Wednesday, Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte' read a statement to honor of Barney Jasper, who was the first African-American Kansas City police officer to die in the line of duty. Jasper was shot to death the night of Jan. 22, 1924. <137>A photograph of Jasper was displayed on the bench, which is located on the “Trail of Heroes'” just west of the Shoal Creek patrol division, 6801 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road.<137> RICH SUGG The Kansas City Star
During a bench dedication ceremony last Wednesday, Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte' read a statement to honor of Barney Jasper, who was the first African-American Kansas City police officer to die in the line of duty. Jasper was shot to death the night of Jan. 22, 1924. <137>A photograph of Jasper was displayed on the bench, which is located on the “Trail of Heroes'” just west of the Shoal Creek patrol division, 6801 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road.<137> RICH SUGG The Kansas City Star

Around our towns: Trail of Heroes dedication; North Star Band concert

October 14, 2014 08:48 PM