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Monday, October 24, 2005

On patrol with the KCKPD

Carrera_sandy_1By Greg Reeves
The people and police of Kansas City, Kan., have always been among the friendliest in the area, once you get to know them. There’s an unassuming informality about the place I’ve always found irresistible.
That wasn’t any different Friday night when I rode with the KCK police on the 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. shift in the city’s central district.
I rode with Officer Sandy Carrera, 37, bilingual cop/boxer (left). She’s been a KCK cop 11 years. The boxer part – she’s training for a Nov. 12 police-fire benefit.
It was a slow shift that ended up with a driveby shooting . I’ll describe the evening’s events in a series of posts. Here are our calls:

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