Flags to fly at half-staff to honor slain Kansas officer

May 7, 2020 GMT

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the state to fly at half-staff to honor an Overland Park officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Officer Mike Mosher died Sunday. Mosher was off-duty but in uniform when he took off in pursuit of a suspect after an apparent hit-and-run. Police say the suspect stopped his vehicle, Mosher approached and a shootout began.

The suspect, 38-year-old Phillip Michael Carney of Overland Park, also died.

Kelly’s order, issued Wednesday, requires flags to be flown at half-staff on the day of Mosher’s memorial service, which has not been set.


Mosher was with the Overland Park department for nearly 15 years, and was named officer of the year in 2019. He is survived by a wife and daughter.