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Firefighters raise $70,000 for fallen Kansas City, Kan., police detective’s family

Thousands gather to mourn, remember and honor slain KCK police detective

Hundreds of first responders, friends and family came together on Saturday, May 14, 2016, for the funeral of Kansas City, Kan., Det. Brad Lancaster, 39, who was killed in the line of duty May 9. The service for the Air Force veteran, former Platte
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Hundreds of first responders, friends and family came together on Saturday, May 14, 2016, for the funeral of Kansas City, Kan., Det. Brad Lancaster, 39, who was killed in the line of duty May 9. The service for the Air Force veteran, former Platte

Firefighters raised more than $70,000 for the family of fallen Kansas City, Kan., Police Detective Brad Lancaster.

During the Boot Block Campaign, firefighters collected money over Memorial Day weekend at 17 intersections, the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department said in a release.

Lancaster, the father of two daughters, was fatally shot May 9 near the Kansas Speedway.

“As public safety servants, we stand together in supporting the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and Detective Lancaster’s family,” the Fire Department said in the release. “The support from our community is overwhelming.”

A Tonganoxie man, Curtis Ayers, has been charged with capital murder in Lancaster’s death.

Police Detective Danon Vaughn performed a moving version of "Amazing Grace" with words about fallen police officers at the funeral of Kansas City, Kan., police Detective Brad Lancaster on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Children's Mercy Park. Lancaster

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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