Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen
Detective Brad D. Lancaster, 39
Kansas City Kansas Police Department
May 9, 2016 – Detective Brad Lancaster was shot and killed after responding to assist patrol officers who’d received a call about a suspicious person at a local business. The suspect fled on foot but Detective Lancaster located him in a nearby field. The suspect then shot the detective twice and stole his unmarked police car to flee the area. He later carjacked a vehicle, abducting the two children in the backseat. He soon carjacked a second vehicle and fled to Kansas City, Mo. where he crashed during a pursuit with police. He shot a citizen and attempted a third carjacking but was shot by a Kansas City, Mo. police officer who also took the man into custody.