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Overland Park police remember fallen Officer Mosher 1 year later

Mike Mosher with family
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Mike Mosher and wife, Corinne
Mike Mosher with daughter, wife
Posted at 12:25 PM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 13:25:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday marks one year since Officer Mike Mosher of the Overland Park Police Department was killed in the line of duty.

The department commemorated the day by posting a letter they wrote to their fallen comrade.

In the letter, Mosher's fellow officers wrote that they are still looking out for his "little angel" - Mosher's daughter Tyler.

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"Thank you for being you, Mike. You have set the standard of a true officer," the letter read. "We miss your laughter, smile and your leadership."

To commemorate Mosher, OPPD unveiled a commemorative plaque and sign on Monday in a ceremony streamed online.

The new memorial comes after the city of Overland Park renamed a portion of 123rd street for Mosher in January of this year.

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Mosher lost his life in a shooting while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect. He was off-duty at the time but in uniform and responded to the scene.

The hit-and-run suspect who opened fire was also killed.

He was a 14.5-year force veteran who had been serving as the president of the Overland Park Fraternal Order of the Police.