Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of public safety heroes who give their lives in the line of duty - by caring for the loved ones they leave behind.
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Police Officer
Louis Schnarr
Gunfire (Intentional)
Mon, Jun 3rd, 1912
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Firefighter
Edward Sanderson
Structural Collapse
Tue, Sep 7th, 1880
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Happy Easter Sunday afternoon everyone. God bless all, supporting heroes rocks

On March 30th, we asked you to keep Officer Tom Wagstaff of the Independence (MO) Police Department in your thoughts and prayers after he had been shot in the head while responding to a burglary.

We were initially told Officer Wagstaff's condition was critical. We were subsequently told repeatedly that his condition was 'grave.' But while each day brought different challenges, Officer Wagstaff continued to fight for his life.

We are now very happy to report that Officer Wagstaff has been transferred to a long-term rehabilitation facility for his next phase of recovery. Doctors have described his condition as "truly a miracle in the making."

Please continue to keep Officer Wagstaff, his family and the men and women of Independence Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as he continues down the road to recovery.

Their voices are the ones who calm us or decipher our frantic words when we're thrown into emergency situations. Their voices are the ones who lead our police, fire and EMS workers to assist and protect citizens when the worst situations occur. They are rarely acknowledged or included when lives are saved and protected, yet they serve an integral part of the public safety world. They are the backbone and we are all safer and better protected because of them.

Thank you to all Public Safety Telecommunicators. We appreciate you and are so grateful for your long hours and tireless efforts to keep us ALL safe!

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