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No Charges Filed Against Kansas Officer in Fatal Swatting Incident

April 13, 2018
"The officer believed Mr. Finch was the suspect who had shot his own father and had been holding his younger brother and mother hostage," Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday.

Video: Kansas Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

April 12, 2018
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the officer suffered broken ribs, an injured leg, and a dislocated shoulder, but she has kept her sense of humor.

Kansas Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

April 12, 2018
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the officer suffered broken ribs, an injured leg, and a dislocated shoulder, but she has kept her sense of humor. More Here.

Kansas Billboards Call for Charges Against Officer Who Killed Man After Swatting Call

March 19, 2018
In December, a Wichita police officer fatally shot Andy Finch after a fake emergency call directed law enforcement to the 28-year-old victim’s home. A man in California has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the family of the man who was killed and community activists have repeatedly called for the officer who killed Finch to come under greater scrutiny.

KS Officers Sued Over Fatal Shooting Caused by “Swatting” Call

January 23, 2018
The man who allegedly placed the call, Tyler Barris, 25, is not named in the lawsuit. He is facing criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Seriously Burned KS Officer Cleared for Return to Light Duty

January 15, 2018
Hamilton was one of three Baxter Springs officers injured while responding to a disturbance call on Sept. 30. The police said they found Harvey Raymond Ortberg, 49, of Baxter Springs, at the scene after he allegedly entered the home of Sharon Horn, assaulted her, doused her with gasoline and lit a fire.

Swatting Incident Leads to Fatal Police Shooting, Suspect in Custody

December 30, 2017
The incident took place late Thursday when police were called about a supposed domestic incident at a Kansas man's home, where he had shot his father and was holding his other family members at gunpoint, police said in a press conference Friday. When police arrived, the man who opened the door was told to raise his hands -- a command he obeyed until he moved his hands down to his waist, police said.

KS Captain Talks About Stopping Gunman in Costco Store

December 18, 2017
When the gunman, later identified as Ronald O. Hunt, announced, “I’m an off-duty U.S. Marshal, I’m here to kill people,” Howell realized that he had only one option. More Here.

Video: KS Captain Talks About Stopping Gunman in Costco Store

December 18, 2017
When the gunman, later identified as Ronald O. Hunt, announced, “I’m an off-duty U.S. Marshal, I’m here to kill people,” Howell realized that he had only one option.

Kansas Chief Credits Off-Duty Officer with Saving Lives By Shooting Gunman Inside Costco

December 15, 2017
Howell identified himself to Costco employees, ran into the store as everyone was running out. He used “his tactical advantage,” Hongslo said, as he slipped in behind Hunt as he made his way to the back of the store. More Here.

Video: Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man at KS Costco

November 27, 2017
Police got a call about 11 a.m. about a man who was brandishing a firearm at the store. Witnesses said that the man was yelling and pointing a gun.

Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man at KS Costco

November 27, 2017
An off-duty Kansas police officer fatally shot a man who was reportedly pointing a gun at shoppers inside a Costco Wholesale store on Sunday. More Here.

Video: KS Sergeant Hailed as Hero by Suspect's Attorney

October 13, 2017
Bradley Don Poland was placed on probation for an April incident in which he drove drunk and an Overland Park, KS, police sergeant wrested a gun from his hand. The man's attorney praised the sergeant for not shooting.

KS Sergeant Hailed as Hero by Suspect's Attorney

October 13, 2017
Bradley Don Poland was placed on probation for an April incident in which he drove drunk and an Overland Park, KS, police sergeant wrested a gun from his hand. The man's attorney praised the sergeant for not shooting. More Here.

KS Officers Burned, Woman Killed in Domestic Violence Incident

October 2, 2017
A 65-year-old Baxter Springs, KS, woman, who along with two police officers, was doused with gasoline early Saturday at her home and set on fire, died five hours later at a hospital burn unit.

Video: KS PD Will Now Chase Everyone Who Flees With Probable Cause

May 10, 2017
The Kansas City (KS) Police Department announced instead of only chasing suspects that had already committed a serious felony, now they will chase everyone who flees police as long as they have probable cause.

KS PD Will Now Chase Everyone Who Flees With Probable Cause

May 10, 2017
The Kansas City (KS) Police Department announced a new crime initiative Tuesday aimed at decreasing crimes the police chief says are skyrocketing. Now instead of only chasing suspects that had already committed a serious felony, they will chase everyone who flees police as long as they have probable cause. More Here.

Video: KS Officer Saves Autistic Boy from Drowning

May 3, 2017
A Kansas officer was in the right place at the right time to save a 4-year-old boy with autism from drowning in a pond.

KS Officer Saves Autistic Boy from Drowning

May 3, 2017
A Kansas officer was in the right place at the right time to save a 4-year-old boy with autism from drowning in a pond. More Here.

Video: KS Sergeant Disarms Suspect Who Pulled Gun

April 26, 2017
A 34-year-old man was charged Tuesday with threatening an Overland Park, KS, police sergeant with a gun. The sergeant suffered minor injuries in the incident.
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