"Dedicated to the memory of Major Darrell Chism.  Project Manager of the Shoal Creek - Academy Project, August 28, 2005 to July 22, 2007."

Major Chism was appointed to the department on January 26, 1987. He was promoted to the rank of major August 28, 2005 and was the commander of the Fiscal Division. Major Chism was born November 29, 1959.

Major Chism died on December 22, 2007, when he lost control of his vehicle and it overturned on the Kansas Turnpike.

Authorities say 48-year-old Major Darrell D. Chism was driving south on the turnpike near Wellington when his 2002 Acura SUV went off the road. He was not on duty.

Chism, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, who was also riding in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.