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Concordia police officer killed in off-duty accident

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Marc Alan Henry, a 48 year old Concordia man and officer with the Concordia Police Department, died on Monday as a result injuries he suffered when he was involved in an auto accident while riding a motorcycle in Ottawa County on Monday afternoon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Henry was riding south on US Highway 81 near mile marker 178 in Ottawa County around 2:30 pm Monday when he rear-ended a vehicle that had slowed or stopped on the roadway. Henry was taken to the Ottawa County Health Center in Minneapolis where he was later pronounced dead.

Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman said Calvin Stewart of Salina was arrested at the scene, charged with pedestrian under the influence and murder in the second degree. As of Tuesday Stewart remained in custody at the Ottawa County Jail in Minneapolis.

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper and Public Resource Officer Ben Gardner said Stewart was walking along the highway had been waving vehicles down and causing drivers to slow or stop. Gardner tells us more about the incident and the continuing investigation.

Concordia City Manager Amy Lange released a statement which reads, “We are deeply saddened at the loss of a great colleague and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marc’s family, friends and colleagues.”

Funeral services for Officer Henry will be held Friday, June 15 at 10 am at the Brown Grand Theatre in downtown Concordia. In his honor, the family requests that attendees of the funeral wear something blue if they are able..

 

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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