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Funeral, 'Salute to Blue' vigil set for fallen OP officer

Posted at 9:47 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 23:56:43-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Funeral arrangements were announced Thursday for Overland Park Police Officer Mike Mosher, who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday.

According to the police department, a drive-by visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, at the Overland Park Convention Center. Family, friends and the public will be able to pay their respects from their vehicles.

A private funeral for Mosher will be held Wednesday, May 13. Following the funeral, a public procession will take place that includes an honor guard, bagpipers, a walking procession and other traditional law enforcement honors, according to the police department.

The graveside service to follow will be private and only open to family and friends. It will include a 21-gun salute, a helicopter flyover and flag presentation.

As another way to honor Mosher, the police department will hold a Salute to Blue Vigil on Sunday, May 10. The city of Overland Park will be lit blue to honor Mosher and others who have died in the line of duty. The event also marks the beginning of National Police Week.

Residents are invited to view the procession of police vehicles from sidewalks along the procession route, while maintaining social distancing. The public is encouraged to wear blue, bring blue lights to display and turn porch lights blue.

For more details on the Salute to Blue Vigil, click here.

Mosher, 37, was killed in a shootout with suspected hit-and-run driver Phillip Carney, who also died in the exchange of gunfire.

Mosher leaves behind a wife, Corinne, and a 12-year-old daughter, Tyler.

Next week, the U.S. Honor Flag also will travel to Kansas to honor Mosher. Live streaming information and flight details will be available Monday on Facebook.