January 4, 2020
Asa Steen former Lee’s Summit Chief of Police passed away December 10, 2019. Asa is survived by his wife Ruth, sons Kyle, Jeff, Eric, and daughter-in-law Anna Steen, and two grandchildren Asa and Lillee.
Cremation services were held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN
November 15, 1964, Asa J. Steen was appointed Interim Marshal. He was then elected to the position of Marshal April 6, 1965 and remained until August 1967. Marshal Steen was the last city marshal as the position then became known as Chief of Police and was appointed by the city council instead of being elected into office. He also helped Nancy Caudle in the history of the Lee’s Summit Police Department which may be viewed by visiting the Police Department’s webpage.