Concordia police officer killed in off-duty accident

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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