After 40 years with the Overland Park Police Department, Chief John Douglass is riding off into the sunset…sort of. He’s not ready for a quiet retirement just yet. Instead, he’s going back to school as the director of safety and for the Shawnee Mission School District next spring.
On Wednesday's Up to Date, we sit down with Douglass to discuss how policing Overland Park has changed over the years and the new challenges that await him in the coming months.
Police investigators are at this hour on the scene of a shooting in the 9400 block of Lamar in Overland Park, Kan. The victim’s family and friends are holding vigil across the street as homicide detectives gather evidence from the driveway, lawn, and split level home.
When officers arrived at the house about 3:30 Sunday afternoon, they found a man identified as 33-year-old Raymon Thomas dead in the driveway from multiple gunshot wounds.