KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KCTV) -- Officers from former North Kansas City police officer Daniel Vasquez’s Regional Police Academy graduating class and cadets from two current academy classes were in attendance Friday as a plaque recognizing Vasquez was placed on the academy’s Fallen Officers wall.

Vasquez was shot and killed in July while conducting a traffic stop, one year after his graduation from the Regional Police Academy. Before joining the North Kansas City Police Department he was briefly a detention officer with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.

Vasquez’s death marked the first time an officer from the North Kansas City Police Department died in the line of duty.

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