Kansas Detective Remembered as Hero During Funeral

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A 39-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, detective fatally shot this week has been remembered by friends and colleagues as a hero.

Detective Brad Lancaster died Monday after he was shot when he responded to a call.

Hundreds attended Lancaster’s Saturday funeral service, which included remarks by Mayor Mark Holland and Police Chief Terry Zeigler, who said Lancaster was a hero and loving father who led a life of service. Tributes also included a rendition of “Amazing Grace” sung by an officer who had tears streaming down his face.

Lancaster was a U.S. Air Force veteran and leaves a wife and two daughters.

Curtis Ayers, of Tonganoxie, is charged with capital murder in Lancaster’s death. Ayers was taken into custody after he was shot and wounded by authorities in Kansas City, Missouri.