Congrats to the five attendees from our Chapter who graduated from Session 281 on March 17, 2022: Keith Kirchhoff, KCMO PD; Joe Mabin, KCMO PD; Jeff Simbieda, US Army CID, Ft. Riley; Matt Simpson, Marysville (KC) PD; and Josef Suddeth, Olathe PD. We look forward to having you active in our Chapter!
The Kansas-Western Mo Chapter held another successful Spring Retrainer on April 19-22, 2022 at the Bluemont Hotel near Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Special thanks to the Chapter Board and FBI Kansas City Division for hosting such a great event! Our National Academy Coordinator, SA Michael Mrachek, made a special presentation to Tonya Johnson, Training & Civic Liaison Specialist, thanking her for all of her work! Tonya will be moving to another position within FBI KC Division in the near future. We will miss you, Tonya!
Several from the FBI Kansas City, Mo Division came to visit and tour the Missouri Capitol and Governor’s Office this past month. Our Chapter would like to officially welcome the new SAC and ASAC and look forward to working with them!
Congrats to Jim Sutterby, 268th, who was recently promoted to Major at Overland Park, KS Police Department. You will do a great job for OPPD!
Richard Harris, 282nd, was promoted to Major with the Kansas City, KS Police Department and promptly left for Quantico to attend the NA. Congrats and good luck!
John Simmons, 215th, retired again on March 18, 2022 after eight years from his post-law enforcement career with CZ-USA as the Director of Law Enforcement and Military Sales Department. He was able to grow sales to over $10 million annually! He served in law enforcement for over 28 years before retiring as the Chief of Mission, KS Police Department in 2013. He also served as the Chief of Lansing, KS PD (2000-05) and Fairway, KS PD (2005-11).
In addition, John served in the US Army for over 22 years and was our FBI NAA Chapter’s Secretary-Treasurer for seven years. He received our Chapter’s Clarence M. Kelley award in 2015 as well. John has served on many Boards and organizations throughout his career and hopes this third retirement is his last! He intends to spend some quality time with his sons and grandson! Congrats, John – it is time to finally relax!
Undersheriff Wayne Minckley, Session 257, retired from the Miami County, KS Sheriff’s Office on April 1, 2022. Wayne served nearly 31 years in his community and worked his way up the ranks starting as a Jailer in 1991 and the past 11 years as the Undersheriff. He is extremely proud to have been chosen to attend the FBI NA. He is also proud of all law enforcement across the country right now, especially those who demonstrate some backbone!
In his ‘retirement’, Wayne will be taking over his family’s ranch with this wife, taking care of his parents, continuing his strong faith, and enjoying quality time with his three children and seven grandchildren. Congrats, Wayne! We wish you the best!
Mark Goodloe, 213th, will be retiring in early April after nearly five years from his second career at Verizon Wireless. Mark helped facilitate several thousands of dollars in chapter conference support every year. He also made sure the important work of money being distributed from the Verizon/ FBINAA Fallen Officer Fund in our region was given to officers’ families.
After 41 years in law enforcement, Mark retired as a Major and Commander of the East Region for the Kansas Highway Patrol (1984-2017). He also served as an Officer with the Caseyville, IL PD (1979-1984) and USAF Staff Sergeant-Security Police/Law Enforcement Specialist (1975-1979). Mark was very involved as an Executive Board Member – HELP, Inc. and IACP Police Officer Safety Subcommittee. He was our Chapter’s President in 2012 and our Clarence M. Kelley Award winner in 2016.
Mark is retiring to travel more with his wife Suzanne (mainly on their motorcycle) and spending more time with grandchildren and family. He will continue to work on the Verizon Fallen Officer Fund and is on the 2024 National Motorcycle Ride Committee being held in Kansas City, MO!! Congrats, Mark - we wish you the best!
Major Mark Folsum, Session 268, retired from Kansas City, MO Police Department on April 16, 2022. He served his entire 35-year law enforcement career in Kansas City and retired as the Executive Officer of the Investigations Bureau. Mark received numerous medals and awards over the years for valor and his heroic actions. He ran the KCPD Explorer Post, updated department training programs, body worn camera project for KCPD and the expansion for detectives. Mark served on several boards including as the Governor appointee on the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board for Missouri, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault (COVERSA) and the Child Protection Center. Mark attended the FBI NA, Senior Management Institute for Police, and the NCMEC Executive Officer Course.
Mark has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Civil Process for the 16th Judicial Circuit in Jackson County, Mo. Congrats on your ‘retirement’ and good luck in your new position!