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Fallen Overland Park officer remembered for community service

Ofc. Mike Mosher had passion for Special Olympics
Posted at 6:10 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 12:28:02-04

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Officer Mike Mosher not only served his community by being a police officer, but also by giving back as much as he could.

Mosher was killed on Sunday in a shootout with another man, a suspected hit-and-run driver identified as 38-year-old Phillip Carney.

Coworkers and friends want Mosher remembered for the good he did in the community.

First, he served as the president of the Overland Park Fraternal Order of Police.

In that role, he organized community-wide events such as trunk-or-treat and Operation Rudolph, during which officers take kids in need shopping for Christmas.

He was honored in November for helping stop an active shooter in July 2018.

Mosher showed his love for the city by giving back to local charities like Special Olympics Kansas.

Lt. Chris Moore with the Pittsburg Police Department went to high school with Mosher. He also helps organize Special Olympics events throughout the state.

Moore said the second he told his former classmate about needing help, he said he was all in.

"He helped organize and lead a shooting competition up in Kansas City to benefit Special Olympics," Moore said.

That event raised $25,000 for the organization.

Moore said the world lost a good man on Sunday.

"He was just always somebody that cared about his community and he cared about wanting to help others. He was always putting others first," Moore said.