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.