Funeral service held for fallen Overland Park officer, flags ordered at half-staff

Kansas City, Kan. PD Officer Mike Mosher died May 3, 2020, in a shootout with a hit-and-run suspect.
Kansas City, Kan. PD Officer Mike Mosher died May 3, 2020, in a shootout with a hit-and-run suspect.(KWCH)
Published: May. 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM CDT
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An Overland Park police officer shot and killed in the line of duty last Sunday has been laid to rest.

A private funeral was held on Wednesday for Officer Mike Mosher will at the Overland Park Convention Center for family and friends. The event venue can hold 4,000 but has been set up for 400 due to social distancing.

After funeral services conclude, a procession will escort Mosher's hearse to Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens. The public is invited to view the procession escort, including a horse-drawn carriage, along College and Metcalf.

Governor Laura Kelly has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 13, until sunset in honor of Mosher.

“Officer Mosher tragically lost his life in the line of duty, while protecting his community,” Kelly said. “He was dedicated to service, and we owe him immeasurable gratitude for his career-long commitment to helping others.”

The Governor also ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“This week, as we honor the loss of one fallen officer, we also must recognize the continued sacrifices all of our law enforcement officers make as they serve and protect,” Kelly said. “We are able to live freely because of the brave women and men who suit up every day to protect our communities.”

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