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Funeral Services Set For Lee's Summit Police Officer Thomas Orr

Funeral services have been set for Officer Thomas Orr of Lee’s Summit.

Thursday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.
Abundant Life Church 
304 SW Persels Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

Burial will be in his hometown outside of Chicago, Illinois.

On Sunday, August 20, Officer Orr, 30, was off-duty and killed in a shooting in Westport.

Hover Board Fire Damages Lee's Summit Home

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 3:49 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 2400 block of NE Willow Creek Lane. The occupant of the house called to report a fire in the basement involving a hover board.  The family was awakened by the smoke alarm, but it wasn’t until they started to investigate the cause of the alarm that smoke starting coming up from the basement. The occupant attempted to extinguish the fire in the basement without success, and the house was evacuated.


LS Water Utilities Releases Statement on Market Street Sewer Lining Project

On Friday, August 18, 2017, Lee's Summit Water Utilities contractor, SAK Construction rehabilitated the sewer main on SW Market Street from Second Street to First Street.

The rehabilitation was done utilizing the Cured In Place Pipe process (CIPP), which is used to repair about 50 percent of all water pipes in the United States and also used extensively to repair sanitary sewer and storm water pipes. Lee’s Summit has used this process for several years to rehabilitate more than 30 miles of sewer lines throughout the City to ensure residents have safe and reliable sanitary sewer services.

State Representative Peters Requests that Flag be Flown at Half-Mast for Fallen Police Officer and Friend

Lee’s Summit Police Department confirmed on Monday morning the death of Officer Thomas Orr. The 30 year old officer was shot and killed as an innocent bystander of an argument on the patio at Californos Restaurant in Westport Sunday night.

REMINDER: Nightly Closures Scheduled for Route 291 at the Colbern Road Bridge Beginning Aug. 28

The Missouri Department of Transportation will have NIGHTLY CLOSURES of northbound and southbound Route 291 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. until approximately Friday, Sept. 1 at 5 a.m. These closures are for bridge demolition of the south half of the Colbern Road bridge over Route 291.  Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes during these times.

Schlotzsky’s® Opens New Location in Lee’s Summit

The Lee’s Summit Schlotzsky’s will kick off its grand opening at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 24 by rewarding the first 100 guests who purchased a CinnaPack® of six Cinnabon® Classic rolls with one free small The Original sandwich every week for a year. 

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Lee’s Summit

Overnight rainfall caused numerous roads to become flooded and several streams to leave their banks, forcing the closure of several roads. Public safety personnel monitoring flood prone areas initially blocked the water covered roads until Public Works crews could provide suitable barricades. 

Those streets included Chipman Road at Cedar Creek, Old Tudor Rd at Prairie Lea Lake, and Anderson Drive at Maybrook Creek in the Oaks Ridge Meadows subdivision.

Residents who have sustained damage from the storm should contact their insurance agent to seek guidance. Anyone needing volunteer assistance may contact 211 to see if services may be available.


Joshua Center Offers Fall Social Skills Classes

The Joshua Center has been offering social skills classes since 2008. They are now offering opportunities for kids to have fun hands-on activities with kids their age while learning appropriate social skills in new locations.

Classes are for students with HFA, ADHD, TS and OCD, K – 11th Grades.


Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Releases Statement about Officer Thomas Orr

Dear Bernard Campbell Middle School Families,

We have some tragic news to share with you about one of our school staff members. Officer Thomas Orr, our school’s resource officer, passed away Sunday evening as a result of a random shooting in Kansas City. Officer Orr was new to our school and had been working with students since the first week of school. Despite his brief tenure at BCMS, he had impressed staff by quickly establishing rapport with our students. We will miss his positive attitude and focus on students.

Lee's Summit Police Officer Killed In Overnight Shooting In Westport

The men and women of the Lee’s Summit Police Department are
mourning the death of Officer Thomas Orr. Officer Orr was off duty and killed in a shooting in
Westport Sunday evening.
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