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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.

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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.