STORIES ABOUT THE TRAIL OF HEROES

Tactical Teams Give the Trail of Heroes a Facelift 

This blog post by Chief James Corwin describes all the work done by KCPD Tactical Teams on September 30, 2010 to restore the Trail of Heroes after heavy rains had eroded and washed away mulch from the Trail.  They spread over 300 cubic yards of new mulch, and made the Trail as good as new.  It also discusses some Boy Scout Eagle projects that are ongoing at the site.

Detectives, Kids Honor Fallen KCPD Officer

This story from the September 2010 monthly Informant describes the efforts of the 1010 Homicide Squad and Sergeant Doug Niemeier's daughters to raise money to sponsor a memorial bench for KCPD Officer Robert Evans, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 1971 while writing a traffic ticket.  It is a great example of a group effort to sponsor a bench for one of our fallen officers.  

October 30, 2008 Dedication

This newspaper article is archived from the November 1, 2008 Kansas City Star.  It describes the dedication of the Trail of Heroes that took place on October 30, 2008, and includes information on some of the hardships suffered by the volunteers who helped complete the Trail of Heroes.

October 29, 2008 Press Release  

This is the original press release from the Media Unit of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.  It was issued on October 29, 2008 to announce that Police Chief James Corwin would dedicate the Trail of Heroes at 2:00 PM, on Thursday, October 30, 2008.

The Trail of Heroes is an In-House Project    

This article was written during the construction of the Trail of Heroes.  The original design for the Trail was projected to cost $500,000.  The project was retooled, and by keeping its construction in-house, it ended up costing less than $1000.  Maj. Gallagher, Capt. Laningham, Building Operations Manager Mike Arndt, P.O. Dennis Coates, P.O. Lee Rafferty, and P.O. Rhonda Schulte are just a few are just few of the many department members who helped build the trail.