Motor Officer Michael Kern Olathe Police Department, Kansas End of Watch: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Motor Officer Michael Kern

Olathe Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Biographical Info

Age: 43
Tour of Duty: 16 years
Badge Number: 966

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Heart attack
Date of Incident: January 20, 2015
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Chief Steven Menke
Olathe Police Department
501 E. 56 Highway
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 971-7500

Motor Officer Mike Kern suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty and detailing his department motorcycle in preparation for a planned presidential escort during an upcoming visit by President Barack Obama.
Officer Kern had served with the Olathe Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) –

The Olathe Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own after they say an officer died of a heart attack he suffered at his home on Tuesday.

Olathe police said Traffic Motor Officer Michael Kern was detailing his police motorcycle for an upcoming presidential escort when he collapsed about 4:54 p.m. Fellow officers as well as members of the Olathe Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act all responded to Kern’s home.

Efforts to revive Kern were unsuccessful and he passed away.

Kern served Olathe for more than 13 years and had previously served three years with the Cass County, MO, Sheriff’s Department. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and his son.

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1 Response to “Motor Officer Michael Kern Olathe Police Department, Kansas End of Watch: Tuesday, January 20, 2015”


  1. 1 Mary Anderson January 24, 2015 at 14:17

    So sorry for the lost of Officer Michael Olathe.


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