Lionel Colon

Captain, Kansas City Police Department

Where were you born and raised?
Born in the Bronx, New York; Raised in Kansas City, Missouri.

What is your family heritage?
Puerto Rican.

What is your occupation?
Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

How have you supported or contributed to the local Hispanic/Latinx community?
Personal/Professional time and finances.

How do you connect with your Hispanic/Latinx culture?
Time with biological family locally and abroad as well as with members within my church of Latin decent.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Routinely attending church functions with my family.

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
Bringing light to those who have given their all to their faith and community; such as this past week has for its annual recognition of MLB Roberto Clemente.

In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing the Hispanic/Latinx community?
The increasing breakdown of the family unit.

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