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Legislation #: 100567 Introduction Date: 7/15/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/25/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, FORD, GOTTSTEIN, JOHNSON, RILEY, SANDERS BROOKS, SKAGGS, CURLS, JOLLY, SHARP, CIRCO AND HERMANN
Title: Honoring KCPD Detention Facilities Officer Tricia Wadell as a true Kansas City Hero by her major sacrifice to save the life of Carthage, Missouri Police Chief, Greg Dagnan.

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7/12/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/15/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100567

 

Honoring KCPD Detention Facilities Officer Tricia Wadell as a true Kansas City Hero by her major sacrifice to save the life of Carthage, Missouri Police Chief, Greg Dagnan.

 

WHEREAS, Detention Facilities Officer Tricia Wadell, 23, will be giving one of her kidneys to Chief Greg Dagnan, 40, of the Carthage, Missouri Police Department in a tandem surgery on July 29, 2010 in St. Louis. The operation has a greater-than-95 percent success rate; and

 

WHEREAS, Tricia Wadell and Chief Dagnan met in Joplin when Tricia joined that police department’s Explorers program and attended Missouri Southern State University where she had a few classes taught by Chief Dagnan and ran into him occasionally doing Explorers work; and

 

WHEREAS, Tricia moved to Kansas City in 2007 and went to work in the KCPD Detention Unit where upon hearing of Chief Dagnan’s taking the position of Chief in Carthage, Missouri, she e-mailed and congratulated him; and

 

WHEREAS, a year and a half ago, through an e-mail prayer chain from her mother’s church, Tricia heard that Chief Dagnan had polycystic kidney disease that was destroying his kidneys and he would soon need a transplant; and

 

WHEREAS, Tricia, along with numerous others, went and got tested to be a potential donor and she found out that she was the match and e-mailed the Chief to let him know; and

 

WHEREAS, Tricia Wadell is giving the gift of life to a person that she has met and talked to only occasionally over the years. Now, through this heroic act, the Dagnan Family has embraced Tricia as one of their own and kept in constant contact; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor KCPD Detention Facilities Officer Tricia Wadell as a true Kansas City Hero by her major sacrifice to save the life of Carthage, Missouri Police Chief, Greg Dagnan; 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 KCPD Detention Facilities Officer Tricia Waddell in token of the respect and esteem with which the Mayor and Council hold her for her selfless act of kindness to Chief Dagnan and his family.

 

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