Kansas Highway Patrol leaders abruptly resign, one amid domestic violence allegations

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The two highest-ranking Kansas Highway Patrol officials are abruptly leaving the agency amid revelations that one of them is connected to an alleged domestic violence incident in December.

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that Col. Mark Bruce and Lt. Col. Randy Moon had both decided to leave the agency. Kelly named Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones as the Highway Patrol’s new leader.

The shuffle came as an anonymous email making several allegations against Highway Patrol leadership had begun to circulate in the Statehouse. One of the allegations centered on Moon’s purported involvement in a December 2018 domestic violence incident in Missouri.

On Friday, Kelly spokeswoman Ashley All said Bruce and Moon had been placed on administrative leave and then submitted their resignations, effective April 6. FLASH SALE! Unlimited digital access for $3.99 per month

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SAVE NOW #ReadLocal“We cannot comment on these personnel issues except to say that information came to light regarding some longstanding management issues at the Highway Patrol and as a result it became clear new leadership was needed,” All said.Reached by phone Friday, Bruce did not want to comment. A reporter left a voicemail for Moon.In response to a […]

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