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:
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:
UPDATE: 10:18 a.m. | North Kansas City Chief of Police Kevin Freeman is now up to the podium.
UPDATE: 10:16 a.m.| People have started trickling upon Officer Vasquez funeral procession route at the intersection of Howell St and Armour Rd.
HAPPENING NOW : A few folks are trickling along Ofc. Vasquez funeral procession route at the intersection of Howell St and Armour Rd, while KCFD ladder trucks are flying the American Flag high over the road in front of NKCPD Headquarters @KSHB41 pic.twitter.com/AGensHjbxC— Leslie DelasBour KSHB 41 (@ldelasbourtv) July 27, 2022
UPDATE: 10:08 a.m | Officer Steve Emmons, who roomed with Vasquez during their academy days is now up to the podium.
UPDATE: 10:00 a.m| Full video of Pablo speech:
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.
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.
KSHB 41 News created a list of ways you can support Vasquez's family here.