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KCK police in 'sticky situation' with Westwood Police

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Nov 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Wyandotte County borders Johnson County, Kansas, and there is a battle going on between two local police departments.

Two weeks ago, Kansas City, Kansas Police got into a sticky situation after accepting Westwood's peanut butter and jelly challenge.

"It is truly a David vs Goliath, they are a lot bigger than us," Westwood Police Chief Greg O'Halloran said.

The city of Westwood may be small, but O'Halloran says they are mighty, and capable of beating KCKPD.

The challenge is going over smoothly. KCKPD jumped right in to prevent Westwood from extending the spread.

"So, I'm a pretty competitive guy as it is so, when another department challenged us, I was right on let's get it on, so I then in turn challenged our whole department," KCKPD Capt. Richard Harris said.

Peanut butter and jelly donations will help a local organization called Love, Literacy, Life, also known as L3.

"A group of teachers came together and they formed this coalition to try to help their kids out, not just through the first semester or the second semester, but the entire school year," Harris said.

The food will benefit students at three elementary schools in the Kansas City, Kansas School District during their winter break.

"Yeah, I mean something as simple like you said as a PB&J sandwich is food for that day, it's food in your belly so you're not hungry throughout the day waiting for dinner time that you don't know where it might come from," Harris said.

The goal is to help 950 students go home with their own jars of peanut butter and jelly.

Donations can be dropped off at KCK police headquarters at 700 Minnesota, and Westwood City Hall located at 4700 Rainbow Boulevard.