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Posted in Daily Police Blotter on February 14, 2020
Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2014
On December 13th, members of the Raytown Police Department gathered for our annual Awards Ceremony. This event is held to honor and recognize employee accomplishments and service to the City of Raytown. This year’s award winners:
OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Det. Jimmy Wolsey
Detective Wolsey was nominated and selected for Officer of the Year for many reasons, including his attitude, work ethic, and contribution to the mission of the Raytown Police Department.
Detective Wolsey does not hesitate to work through long, complex investigations and has spent many hours to further a cold homicide case as well as several other recent homicides and high priority cases this year. He truly enjoys his work, and it shows in his positive attitude that he brings to work every day.
Detective Wolsey has also taken on a substantial amount of duties and responsibilities outside out of his primary assignment, including Crisis Negotiations and Public Information Officer. Detective Wolsey is quick to help other detectives with their cases and shares his experience and knowledge with new detectives, both during their training periods and after. Detective Wolsey is a part of a great unit of detectives that work well together and is an asset to the Unit and the department as a whole.
It is with our gratitude that we recognize Detective Jimmy Wolsey as our Officer of the Year.
RESERVE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Officer Jeff Keith
Officer Keith started his career with the Raytown Police Department on September 10th, 1979 and retired on February 11th, 2012 and remained on as a reserve officer for the department. Since retiring, Officer Keith has assisted in the Records Unit whenever they needed shift coverage.
In addition to his work in the Records Unit, Officer Keith has always assisted in the Detention Unit and Property & Evidence Room. In May 2014, Officer Keith helped the Detention Unit demolish and remove old cabinets and furniture and install the new counters and storage. He also began training in the Property & Evidence Room so he could fill in for the Evidence Technician while she is on maternity leave.
Officer Keith is always willing to serve at a moment’s notice and assist in various units throughout the department. It is commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm that make him a valuable asset to our Department and it is with our gratitude that we recognize Officer Keith as our Reserve Officer of the Year.
CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR
Kyle started his career with the Raytown Police Department as the crime analyst in 2010. He has proved to be a major asset to the Investigations Unit and invaluable to the success of the Department. He always makes himself available and places everything to the side to help with a current situation that needs to be addressed. He played a key role in helping to solve all three homicides in 2014 by gathering intelligence on dozens of suspects, witnesses, and victims. Kyle has created flow charts, timelines and has assisted outside agencies with their work regarding a group of over 30 subjects who have been involved in multiple homicides and shootings throughout the Kansas City metro area, including at least three shootings in Raytown. In addition to his regular duties, Kyle is also a valuable member of the Crisis Negotiation Team. He is the current President of the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (MARCAN) and the Training Director for the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and has been a key in the development of the new Raytown Police Department Website. It is with our gratitude that we recognize Kyle as our Civilian of the Year.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
After attending the first New Citizen’s Academy in 2012, Todd stepped up to volunteer for future Citizen’s Academies, National Night Out events, and helped with any project that was presented to him. Late in 2013 he applied for and was accepted into the “Volunteers in Police Service” Program. Todd has worked on a variety of projects for the department while simultaneously working a full time job and handling family obligations. For example, he has worked with Property & Evidence Technician Beth Bennett to help with entering property information. Todd has volunteered for over 70 hours this year, saving the department valuable time and resources. It is with our gratitude that we recognize Todd as our Volunteer of the Year.
Officer Frank McDevitt
(The Lifesaving Award is granted to any member of the Department for a successful effort in saving a human life, which involved exceptional courage or performance.)
On Halloween night of this year, officers were told via police radio about a possible intoxicated driver traveling southbound on Raytown Rd and they began to search the area. As they searched in area of Raytown Rd and Gregory Blvd, they saw a car driving south that was on fire. The car came to a stop in the middle of the intersection where it continued to burn.
Officer McDevitt was one of the first officers on the scene. With complete disregard for his own safety, he took decisive action immediately and ran up to the driver’s side door. The driver was still inside the car and not reacting to the fire, even though the passenger side was completely engulfed in flames. Officer McDevitt had only moments to open the door, unbuckle the seat belt, and physically pull the driver out of the car to safety, before the driver’s compartment was fully engulfed in flames.
It was found that the driver of the car was highly intoxicated and without the response and actions of Officer McDevitt, he would have certainly been severely burned or even killed by the fire. It is with his selfless actions in mind that we are proud to present Officer Frank McDevitt the Life Saving Award.
Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2013
Raytown, MO – test release- please disregard
Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2013
By Tech Nicole R. Grivno
Police Shoot Armed Man Located After Robbery
On 10/11/13 at 8:00am police were called to a fast food restaurant in the 9900 block of E. 350 Hwy in regard to an armed robbery. Soon after, an officer located a man matching the description in the 10500 block of E. 79 Street, which was in direction that the suspect was last seen traveling. The officer attempted to stop the man. The subject produced a gun and the officer shot the man. The man was transported to a local area hospital and his condition is unknown.
Investigators are still investigating both scenes. We cannot yet confirm if both incidents are related. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, per policy, while the incident is being investigated.
Posted in Public Notices on April 5, 2013
April 12, 2013
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Raytown Police Pension Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., in the Raytown Police Department Conference Room, located at 10000 East 59th Street. The agenda of this meeting includes:
1. Potential changes to the Police Pension Plan – presented by Mr. West
Jim Lynch, Chief of Police
For Release: March 4th, 2013
Prepared by: Sgt. Michael McDonough
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving St. Patrick’s DUI Enforcement
Raytown, MO- Raytown Police are Cracking Down on Impaired Driving. Law enforcement officers across Missouri will be cracking down on impaired drivers with increased enforcement March 14th thru March 17th. Raytown Police will be participating in this effort. In 2012, 231 people were killed and 841 seriously injured on Missouri roadways in crashes involving alcohol and drugs.
For more information please visit www.saveMOlives.com
For More Information contact:
Sgt. Michael McDonough
Raytown Police Dept.
For Release: 03/05/13
Prepared by: Sgt. Michael McDonough
Raytown Police Department to Participate in Youth Seat Belt Enforcement
Raytown, Missouri – The Raytown Police Department announced today they
are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt
mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway
Only 66 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a
motor vehicle. Eight out of ten teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Under the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law, teens are required to wear their
seat belt as it’s a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing
their seat belt.
Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement. The Police will
be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives. Seat belt use is the single
most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
For More Information Contact:
Raytown Police Dept.
Sgt. Michael McDonough
Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2012
Fore Release: June 23, 2012
Prepared By: Nicole Grivno
Armed Man Attempts to Rob Raytown Bank
Raytown, MO– At about 10:00AM this morning (06-23-12), Raytown Police received several 911 calls about Blue Ridge Bank and Trust, located in the 6200 block of Raytown Trfwy., being robbed and shots fired. When officers arrived the bank security officer stated he was confronted by an armed black man who then demanded his weapon. The security officer then fired shots in the man’s direction. The man then fled on foot and it is believed he returned shots. There are no known injuries. The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20’s or 30’s, bald, wearing a white & blue plaid long sleeved button down shirt and jeans.
The Raytown Police and the FBI continue to investigate. Anyone with information on the person shown in the photos below or with any information in regard to this crime should call the Raytown Police Department at (816) 737-6020 or the local FBI Office at (816) 512-8200.
Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2012
For Release: 01/12/12
Prepared By: Tech Nicole Grivno
Man Involved in Police Shooting is Deceased
Raytown, MO – The man shot by police this afternoon (01/12/12) in the 9000 block of
79th Street has died in the hospital as a result of his wound. Police were called to the
scene about 3:00 this afternoon to investigate the report of a man being threatened by
his roommate, who was armed with a rifle. Officers were confronted by a man with a
rifle as they were approaching the house, which prompted the shooting. Police have not
yet identified the deceased man.
Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2011
Follow this link to the press release by United States Attorney Beth Phillips: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2011/kraushaar.ple.html