New memorial to honor fallen KC officers to be built at Regional Police Academy in Northland

A new memorial for police officers killed in the line of duty will soon be built in Kansas City, and it will be unlike any other in the country.

A massive fundraising campaign is already underway, and Wednesday morning organizers will reveal details for the new Memorial Garden.


KC Council backs memorial garden for fallen police officers

"Kansas City has several memorials honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, but none the kind of quiet spot where families, friends and colleagues can visit to reflect on their loss.

The Kansas City Council voted unanimously Thursday to contribute $600,000 toward creation of a memorial garden paying tribute to all local, state and federal officers in Kansas City who made the ultimate sacrifice."



On 50th anniversary of shooting, retired KC officer pushing for memorial for fallen cop and hundreds others

Ed Donahue replays the events of Groundhog Day 1968 in his mind often.

"I’ll always remember it," he said.

The 80-year old retired Kansas City Police detective only worked with Officer Hugh Butler one night, but it was a night that changed both of their lives.

“It bothers me a lot, still does when you talk about it," he said in his first ever interview about the shooting on the 50th anniversary.