KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of coworkers, friends and family attended Wednesday's memorial service for crime scene investigator Michael Chou of the Kansas City Police Department
Before the memorial service, Chou's family met with the news media.
His father, Andrew, told the media that his son wanted to be in law enforcement since he was a child
"His grandfather was in law enforcement and I think Michael had it in his genes," Andrew said.
Michael’s sister, Katherine, said her brother always had a smile.
"He loved the challenge and unpredictability of the job. He was a person that thought outside the box. He could see something and find observations no one else could see so he had a job that challenged him every day and he loved it," Katherine said.
Michael's mother was too overcome with emotion to speak.
Michael was 29-years-old. He was killed Saturday as he left the crime lab at 68th and Troost.
Prosecutors say the speeding driver hit his car with such force it split the car in half.
Michael was working the night shift at the lab and had been a crime scene investigator with KCPD for two years.
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