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Police, firefighters join together for Wagstaff fundraiser

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Hughes decided to run a marathon, wearing his full police uniform. Throughout the day, others joined in to walk or run a 5K. (KCTV) Hughes decided to run a marathon, wearing his full police uniform. Throughout the day, others joined in to walk or run a 5K. (KCTV)
Police and fire fighters in Blue Springs joined together for a fund raiser for Independence Police Officer Thomas Wagstaff. (KCTV) Police and fire fighters in Blue Springs joined together for a fund raiser for Independence Police Officer Thomas Wagstaff. (KCTV)
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Police and firefighters in Blue Springs joined together for a fundraiser for Independence Police Officer Thomas Wagstaff, who was shot in the line of duty.

“It hit me while I was running. This is something that I can do to bring the community together and encourage others to come out and support Officer Wagstaff,” said Blue Springs Police Officer Keegan Hughes.

Hughes decided to run a marathon, wearing his full police uniform. Throughout the day, others joined in to walk or run a 5K.

Blue Springs Police and the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District joined in to run and sell t-shirts to raise money for Wagstaff and his family.

“Officer Wagstaff is a terrific guy outside of even the police department,” said fire Cpt. Jason Chamberlain. “Every dime helps.”

Independence Police are thankful for the support.

“It just reminds you that we are a family,” said Officer Luis Virgil.

Community members signed a flag with the thin blue line as a show of support for Wagstaff and his family.

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