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Detective Brad D. Lancaster | Kansas City Police Department, Kansas Kansas City Police Department, Kansas


Brad D. Lancaster

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, May 9, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 1912

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Detective Brad Lancaster was shot and killed while assisting patrol officers who had responded to a suspicious person call at the Hollywood Casino at approximately 12:20 pm.

The subject had fled from the responding officers on foot, but was located by Detective Lancaster in a nearby field. The man opened fire on Detective Lancaster, striking him twice before stealing his unmarked vehicle and fleeing the scene. He carjacked another vehicle a short distance away and abducted two children who were in the backseat. The man then carjacked a second vehicle and fled into Kansas City, Missouri, where he was located by officers.

He shot a citizen while attempting to carjack a third vehicle after crashing the car he was in during a pursuit. A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer shot the subject and then took him into custody.

Detective Lancaster was a U.S Air Force veteran. He had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 10 years and had previously served with the Platte County Sheriff's Office for 10 years.

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Having moved out of the KC area, I was not aware until a few days ago about what happened to Brad. I am so sad and angry. Brad wasn't one of the good guys -- he was one of the BEST guys. When he told me that he was leaving PCSD to go to KCKPD, I was sad because I knew I would miss him, but I was so proud of him and happy for him. Words are not adequate to express the sadness I feel now. There will be a big hole in the lives of the people who knew and loved Brad. My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to his family and to his brothers and sisters in blue.

Dawne Jarrett, former Intel Analyst
Platte County (MO) Sheriff's Department
September 18, 2016


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