Cop and process server killed, and two other officers wounded while serving eviction notice

INDEPENDENCE, MO- An Independence Police Department (IPD) officer and a civil process server are dead, and two additional IPD officers were wounded following a shooting Thursday in Independence, Missouri.

According to a Facebook post by IPD, the shooting took place “at a residence near Elsea Smith and Bundshu Rd.”

NBC News reported that the slain civil process server has been identified as Drexel Mack, serving the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County.

Mack was serving an eviction notice when he was shot. He was able to call for help, and Officer Cody Allen, 35, responded to the incident. Officer Allen was also shot and killed while rendering aid to Mack.

Two additional officers with the IPD were also wounded. Those officers have not been identified and are expected to make full recoveries, according to officials.

During a news conference, Police Chief Adam Dustman called fallen officer Cody Allen, a “hero.” The Chief said, “He did exactly what the men and women of law enforcement are called to do day in and day out...And I could not be more proud of him and his service to this community.”

Officer Allen served with IPD for two years and is survived by his parents, his wife, and two children. Mr. Mack spent 12 years with the Jackson County courts and is survived by his fiancée.

On Friday morning, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters announced that 69-year-old Larry Acree has been charged in the case. There has been no image released of the suspect thus far.

His charges include two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, as well as a first-degree assault on a special victim and an armed criminal action charge. The latter two charges are related to the officers wounded.

According to KMBC, Acree remains in the hospital due to injuries sustained during the incident.

Presiding Judge Jalilah Otto said in a statement, “We are devastated that a court employee, who is a public servant, was shot by a member of the public while performing their job. Our hearts are heavy, and our thoughts are with our employee, our entire court family, and the Independence Police Department.”

In a message sent out on X on Thursday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said, “My heart breaks for the Independence Police Department and all the family and friends of their officer who succumbed to injuries from a shooting earlier today. I am praying for all others impacted today and all of the women and men of law enforcement in the Kanas City area.”
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To bad that the pos murderer wasn’t put down.


my heart goes out to the families of those that were killed. A friend of mine whom is a police officer said being a process server and serving a warrant are two of the most dangerous jobs you can have in law enforcement and I agree.


take him to the town square and HANG him in full site... let anyone that thinks they can do this will face the same END.


take him to the town square and HANG him in full site... let anyone that thinks they can do this will face the same END.

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