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KC community remembers fallen NKC police officer Daniel Vasquez at funeral

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Officer Daniel Vasquez
Posted at 8:17 AM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 13:59:42-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City area is remembering and honoring North Kansas City police officer Daniel Vasquez at his funeral and procession on Wednesday.

UPDATE: 12:35 p.m. | Police cars are still continuing to arrive at the cemetery.

UPDATE: 12:07 p.m. | Procession has started to come to arrive at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

UPDATE: 12: 00 p.m.| Officer Vasquez casket has left the church.

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. | Funeral processions have began.

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m. | Uniformed Officers have just been dismissed to begin preparations for the funeral processions.

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. | Full video of NKC Chief of Police Kevin Freeman's speech:

Kevin Freeman

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. | Freeman tells the audience Vasquez was "1000 percent" the kind of person the department was looking for.

UPDATE: 10:20 a.m | Full video of Officer Steve Emmons Speech:

Officer Steve Emmons on Vasquez

UPDATE: 10:18 a.m. | North Kansas City Chief of Police Kevin Freeman is now up to the podium.

NKC Chief of Police Kevin Freeman
NKC Chief of Police Kevin Freeman

UPDATE: 10:16 a.m.| People have started trickling upon Officer Vasquez funeral procession route at the intersection of Howell St and Armour Rd.

UPDATE: 10:08 a.m | Officer Steve Emmons, who roomed with Vasquez during their academy days is now up to the podium.

Officer Steve Emmons
Officer Steve Emmons, who was roommates with Officer Vasquez

UPDATE: 10:00 a.m| Full video of Pablo speech:

Officer Nicholas Pablo speaks

UPDATE: 9:49 p.m.| Nicholas Pablo, a officer who was in the same academy class as Officer Vasquez, is now up on the podium.

Nicholas Pablo up on the podium
Nicholas Pablo, who was in the same graduating class as Officer Vasquez, is up on the podium

UPDATE: 9:20 a.m.| The funeral has begun with a opening prayer to begin the proceedings.

ORIGINAL STORY | Community members have mourned the death of Vasquez, since he lost his life in a shooting at a traffic stop on Tuesday, July 19.

The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Vineyard Church at 12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway in Kansas City, Missouri.

Those wanting to attend the funeral should enter from U.S. 169.

A procession for the fallen NKC officer will leave from the church at around 11 a.m. on Arrowhead Trafficway following the service. It will continue onto U.S. 169, then will move onto Missouri Highway 9. The procession will then move from Armour Road, to Interstate 29 and Interstate 35, before moving north from Antioch to 64th Street. The procession will end at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Community members can watch the procession on Armour Road. Parking will be limited.

Since Vasquez passed away, North Kansas City community members have honored the fallen officer through ribbons, flags, signs, shirts, donations and memorials.

Daniel Vasquez memorial
Memorial for NKC Police Officer Daniel Vasquez

KSHB 41 News created a list of ways you can support Vasquez's family here.