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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: Sentenced to life

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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. On March 14th, 2017, the man was sentenced to life without parole.

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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Rest in peace brother. You have done the ultimate for your community. I want to thank you for your heroism and for all to know that you will live for ever in a better place watching over all whom you have touched. That scumbag will go to hell.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
May 9, 2017


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