Patricia Sims (left) has decorated the porch of her Kansas City home to honor her son this Memorial Day, the first anniversary of his death. Issac Sims, an Iraq war veteran who suffered from PTSD, was killed when he confronted police with a gun at his parents’ home. Longtime friend DeRee Witcraft of Clear Lake, Iowa, was in town to support Patricia.
Patricia Sims (left) has decorated the porch of her Kansas City home to honor her son this Memorial Day, the first anniversary of his death. Issac Sims, an Iraq war veteran who suffered from PTSD, was killed when he confronted police with a gun at his parents’ home. Longtime friend DeRee Witcraft of Clear Lake, Iowa, was in town to support Patricia. Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com
Patricia Sims (left) has decorated the porch of her Kansas City home to honor her son this Memorial Day, the first anniversary of his death. Issac Sims, an Iraq war veteran who suffered from PTSD, was killed when he confronted police with a gun at his parents’ home. Longtime friend DeRee Witcraft of Clear Lake, Iowa, was in town to support Patricia. Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com

Kansas City mother struggles, a year later, with the stateside death of her veteran son

May 24, 2015 07:24 PM