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Flags fly at half-staff to honor Kansas law enforcement officers killed in line of duty

May 6, 2011


— Flags will fly at half-staff across Kansas Friday to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Gov. Sam Brownback ordered the flags lowered as part of Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day. A ceremony will be held at noon at the state Capitol in Topeka.

Brownback said in a statement that Kansans should take the opportunity to thank the families of people who gave their lives to protect the state.

The names of three officers who died in the line of duty in 2010 will be added to the 266 names already on the Law Enforcement Officers memorial. The three are Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Samuel A. Smith, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks ranger Luke Nihart and Santa Fe Railroad Special Officer George Greenstreet.


DillonBarnes 7 years, 1 month ago

So I'm finding some other information that indicates you may be off by about 92 years of Officer Greenstreet. Anyone else seeing this?

DillonBarnes 7 years, 1 month ago

From KDWP:

"Santa Fe Railroad special officer George W. Greenstreet was struck by a train and killed the evening of Monday, June 17, 1912, while looking for thieves who had been stealing from rail cars in the train yard at Edgerton. "

Paul R Getto 7 years, 1 month ago

We are blessed to have folks willing to serve the public in tough situations. Some pay the ultimate price and deserve our respect and gratitude.

bevy 7 years, 1 month ago

I spent my lunch hour on the South side of the Capitol - it was a beautiful ceremony on a gorgeous Kansas afternoon. Huge thanks to all those who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We owe you more than we can ever repay.

One thing that was (blessedly) conspicuous by its absence - picketers! Looks like the WBC had better things to do this afternoon...

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