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Legislation #: 090423 Introduction Date: 5/21/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/31/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GOTTSTEIN
Title: Honoring Major Laura Ann Barton after 30 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Kansas City on the occasion of her retirement from Police Department.

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5/20/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/21/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090423

 

Honoring Major Laura Ann Barton after 30 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Kansas City on the occasion of her retirement from Police Department.

 

WHEREAS, Major Laura Ann Barton will be retiring from the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department as Division Commander of the Planning & Research Division on May 30, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, Major Barton was educated in Kansas City and graduated from St. Theresas Academy, University of Missouri-Kansas City (BA in Administration of Justice) and Park College (Masters in Public Administration); and

 

WHEREAS, Laura comes from a family dedicated to the public safety of Kansas Citians that includes two brothers, Sgt. Ed Mulloy and Police Officer Walt Mulloy; and

 

WHEREAS, Major Barton was appointed as a patrolman to KCPD on March 18, 1979, and subsequently rose to the rank of Major on December 10, 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, during her tenure she received numerous awards and commendations including: Meritorious Service Award (1991); three certificates of commendations (1980, 1984, 1987); KMBC Award for Valor (1984); Good Conduct (1992); and Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, Officer of the year (1991); and

 

WHEREAS, her commitment to serving the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department included serving on numerous committees impacting the effectiveness of the police department and additionally, she undertook extensive specialized training opportunities for the betterment of her service; and

 

WHEREAS, Major Barton is the longest serving female commander in the history of the Kansas City Police Department; and

 

WHEREAS, upon her retirement she is looking forward to spending time with her husband, (ret) Major David Barton; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

  That the Mayor and Council hereby extend to Major Laura Ann Barton, on the occasion of her retirement from Police Department service, the heartiest best wishes for her future, together with appreciation for her 30 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Kansas City; and

  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Major Laura Ann Barton in token of their respect and high regard and their best wishes for the long and happy retirement which she so richly deserves.

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