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Vigil planned for fallen Independence Ofc. Blaize Madrid-Evans

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Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 18:44:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of the community will have a chance to reflect on the sacrifice of fallen Independence Police Department Ofc. Blaize Madrid-Evans.

A candlelight vigil is planned for 8 p.m. tonight outside the Independence Police Department, 223 N. Memorial Dr.

In a Facebook post, the police department encouraged all to attend, though advised event organizers only have a limited number of candles.

Madrid-Evans, 22, died late Wednesday night after he was involved in an exchange of gunfire that also left a suspect, Cody Harrison, dead earlier that day in an Independence neighborhood.

Fundraising efforts are underway to support Madrid-Evans’ family.