Feb 19, 2020 2:03 PM

Kan. school crossing guard killed protecting children lauded as hero

Posted Feb 19, 2020 2:03 PM
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KANSAS CITY, KAN. (AP) — The son of a school crossing guard who was struck and killed in Kansas City, Kansas, described his father as “selfless."

The Kansas City Star reports that Bart Nill, said his father, 88-year-old Bob Nill, was dedicated to the job and wasn't surprised that he saved two children from being hit before he was struck Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School. He died at a hospital.

“He loved kids so much,” Bart Nill said, recalling the detailed instructions his father gave him one day when he filled in for him because his father was having heart problems. Bob Nill had been a crossing guard for five years.

The driver of a black sedan that hit the guard was taken to a hospital, but no children were hurt. The school said on social media that Bob Nill was a hero.

The investigation is continuing.


Kansas City (AP)—A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said.

The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas, and died later at a hospital. His name wasn't immediately released pending notification of family members. No children were injured, police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook said.

Christ the King principal Cathy Fithian said two students were getting ready to cross the street when the guard yelled at them to stop, preventing them from being in the car's path, The Kansas City Star reported.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police say a crossing guard died after being hit by a car while trying to stop traffic near an elementary school.

Police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook says the guard was hit early Tuesday near the Christ the King Parish school. No children were injured. The crossing guard was employed through the city. The driver of a black sedan that hit the guard was taken to a hospital. No further details were immediately released.  

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Feb 19, 2020 2:03 PM
Police: 21-year-old Kan. man dead; brothers won't say who shot him

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Kansas man.

Just before 7p..m.  Sunday, police were at St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita when they had contact with 21-year-old Israel Norwood. 

He was the front seat passenger of a 2007 Chevy Impala, had suffered a gunshot wound to his body and died at the hospital, according to Wichita police Lt. Christian Cory.

Norwood's 17 and 18-year-old brothers had also been in the vehicle that arrived at the hospital. The 18-year-old fled from the hospital on foot. Police later located him in the area.  

The brothers and other family members have been uncooperative with the investigation, according to Cory.   Police ask for anyone with information on the shooting to contact them.