Basehor police officers honored at council meeting
Basehor Basehor’s monthly city council meeting started on a positive note Monday as three police officers were honored for their roles in a pursuit involving gunfire last month.
Officer Justin Self received a Police Valor Commendation, while Sgt. Frank Pflumm and Officer Robert Holland received Commendation Awards for their assistance in catching four suspects after a chase that began in Kansas City, Kan., entered Leavenworth County.
On May 26, Self was shot at while pursuing one of the suspects on foot. Self, who was not injured, returned fire and the suspect was soon apprehended.
“For a young officer, (Self) displayed exceptional professionalism and did an outstanding job of assisting in the apprehension of four dangerous felons that came into our county,” Police Chief Lloyd Martley said after the incident.
Pflumm and Holland provided backup for Self and assisted with blocking off a perimeter. Martley reiterated his praise for the officers at Monday’s meeting, and those thoughts were echoed by council members.
Following the presentation, mayor David Breuer announced that resident Joe Nick has agreed to dedicate a portion of his property near 147th and State Avenue for the potential construction of a road. The board voted, 3-0, to accept Nick’s dedication.
“I’m absolutely elated,” Breuer said. “Mr. Nick has a great love for the city of Basehor.”
In other business, the council:
- Voted, 3-0, to approve the external audit for the 2012 fiscal year.
- Voted, 3-0, to terminate the city’s participation in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The city has provided 30 days written notice and will end its participation on July 17.
- Voted, 3-0, to amend the engineering/architectural agreement between the City of Basehor and Affinis Corporation regarding improvements to Wolf Creek Parkway. The agreement was amended to include the Kansas Department of Transportation as a third-party beneficiary.
- Voted, 3-0, to extend the contract of city attorney Shannon Marcano. Marcano’s current contract is in its final year. All contracts agreements will continue as written.
There were no public comments or executive session. Council members Dick Drennon and Ty Garver were absent from the meeting.