Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter
Congrats to the following Chapter members on their promotions:
Adam Weingartner, NA Session 262, was named Chief of Police for the City of Ottawa, KS in June, 2019.
Jason DeVore, NA Session 234, has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol effective June, 2019.
Michael Butaud, NA Session 257, was named Chief of Police for the City of Olathe, KS in July, 2019.
Glen Virden, NA Session 269, was promoted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations to Special Agent in Charge, Western Region Special Operations Division.
SA Michael R. Miller, NA Session 259th, officially retired after 21 years of service from the FBI on 05/31/19 after following in the footsteps of his father Thomas Miller, who retired from the Bureau in 1985. Mike and his father shared FBI Badge #3998. Special Agent Miller entered on duty with the FBI on 06/21/1998. He was assigned to the Chicago Field Office (Healthcare Fraud, Evidence Response Team, Domestic Terrorism and WMD matters) before transferring to the Kansas City Field Office, Topeka Resident Agency (JTTF Coordinator, Counterterrorism) in 2004. In 2012, Miller took over as the Sr. Team Leader for the FBI KC Evidence Response Team (ERT). Miller served as a Counselor for Session 259 of the FBI National Academy in 2015. He was then assigned as the Training Coordinator for FBI KC in 2016 and worked with our Chapter for the past three years. Miller's next career will be mentoring young adults. We wish him the very best and thank him Mike for all he has done for our Chapter!
SA Walter ‘Bob” Schaefer, Session 275th, will retire on 11/30/19 after 30 years of service. Special Agent Schafer entered on duty with the FBI on 11/06/89 and assigned to the KC Division Headquarters until 2017. He has been in the Springfield, Mo RA for the past 2 ½ years prior to retirement. He has served in many capacities to include as a Case Agent White Collar Crimes (WCC), Domestic Terrorism, KC Division Evidence Response Team, Physical Fitness Advisor/Instructor, Bureau Assessor/Interviewer, and member of the KC Division Swat Team. Bob’s involvement resulted in numerous successful high profile cases, deployments and awards. Bob was a National Academy Counselor for two separate Sessions to include NA #238 (Jan 2012) and NA #275 (Jan 2019). Thank you for your years of service and have fun in your retirement!