Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kansas police chiefs award KCPD officers for valor

The Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police awarded two KCPD members the Gold Award at their annual KACP Awards Program on May 21 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Detectives Michael Bailey and John Cooley received the award for their work as part of the FBI Violent Crimes – Safe Streets Task Force. (they're pictured above with the rest of the task force above - they're the left two in the back row)

On Nov. 1, 2009, they helped arrest a dangerous career criminal in Olathe outside a restaurant. The suspect fired at officers, who returned fire and wounded him. No officers or others were wounded. The KACP Gold Award they earned recognizes “uncommon valor in the line of duty.”

At KCPD, Detectives Bailey and Cooley are assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Congratulations, Detectives.

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