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Overland Park street renamed after fallen Officer Mike Mosher

Council approves name change Monday
Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 18:10:49-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A stretch of street in front of the Overland Park Police Department now pays tribute to a police officer killed in the line of duty last year.

The Overland Park City Council on Monday voted to rename the portion of 123rd Street, which runs between Blue Valley Parkway and Metcalf Avenue, in honor of Officer Mike Mosher, who was killed in a shootout with a hit-and-run suspect last May.

With the council's approval, the portion of 123rd Street now will be called Mike Mosher Boulevard. The city will add signage to the street soon, according to police spokesman John Lacy.

The city Planning Commission recommended approval of the name change last month.

Mosher was the second Overland Park police officer killed in the line of duty in the department's history. In 1985, a drunk driver struck Officer Deanna Rose, who had responded to a traffic incident.

After her death, the city named Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in her honor.