Officer Daniel Francisco Vasquez

January 19, 1990 – July 19, 2022


Daniel Francisco Vasquez – Loving son, brother, friend, Law Enforcement Officer and shining star to all who crossed paths with him was called upon to receive his crown in Heaven.

Daniel started serving the communities of Wyandotte County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri by working security.  Daniel served as an “Avenue Angel”, ensuring the safety of the businesses and citizens.  He was recognized for assisting Law Enforcement in the apprehension of an attempted homicide suspect.  From there, he continued working to obtain his lifelong dream to work in law enforcement and joined Kansas City, Missouri Police Department as a Detention Officer from March 2019 thru July 2020.  His passion for serving his community was stronger than ever.  Daniel then applied to become an officer with North Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.  He was hired and attended the KCPD Regional Police Academy, graduating with Class #171, on July 8th, 2021.  He faithfully served the citizens of North Kansas City until his passing on July 19th, 2022.  Daniel has received the highest honor of recognition from North Kansas City Police Department; the Medal of Valor.

Daniel is the youngest of three children, the first generation Mexican-American in the family born in Kansas City, Kansas.  As a child he enjoyed playing sports which included football, baseball, and wrestling.  Daniel played the drums for his church, as well as learning to play numerous other instruments.  In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, fiancé, and friends.  He enjoyed playing video games, cooking, trying new foods, working out, and going to rodeos.  Daniel was always smiling, joking around, and friendly to everyone, He was a loving and supportive Uncle.  He is best described as respectful, compassionate, dependable, and a protector to all that knew him.

His family, friends, co-workers, Law Enforcement Family, and the community have lost a loving and respectable community servant who will be missed beyond measure.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents on his Father’s side: Rafaela Hernandez De Vasquez, Manuel Vasquez Vasquez; grandparents on his Mother’s side: Raquel Sauceda De Nunez, Reymundo Nunez Casillas; His Aunt on his Mother’s side: Maria Luisa Nunez De Hernandez and a close family member and Army Veteran, Salvador Rangel.

Daniel leaves behind his loving family to include his Father Francisco Vasquez Hernandez, Mother Guadalupe Nunez De Vasquez, Oldest Sister Areli Vasquez Nunez, Middle Sister Eunice Zuniga, Brother- in-Law Luis A. Zuniga Matute, Nephew Luis F. Zuniga, Niece Isabella Zuniga; Daniel’s fiancé Katie Filger and her family to include: Grandfather Ronald Filger, Grandmother Wanda Filger, Father Brad Filger, Sister Linsey Filger, Uncle Danny Filger, Aunt Stacy Filger and Cousins Nick, Luke, and Ava Filger.

Officer Vasquez also leaves behind countless friends to include North Kansas City Police Department, and the Blue Family far and wide.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Anthony “Tony” Santi

    October 12th, 2022

    Anthony “Tony” Santi, 41, a lifelong resident of Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022, in Independence, MO. […]

    Frank Ferro

    July 27th, 2022

    April 30, 1969 – July 24, 2022 Frank Joseph Ferro, 53, passed away in the hospital surrounded by his family […]

    Remembering Nathan Lickteig

    May 11th, 2022

    Nathan Lickteig was born on February 21, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri. He lived in Kansas City his whole life […]

    Remembering Maurine Leabo-White

    April 20th, 2022

    Maurine Leabo-White, age 63, of Northeast Kansas City, MO, passed away March 31, 2022. Services were held Saturday, April 9, […]

    John “Bud” Armstrong

    April 6th, 2022

    John “Bud” Armstrong, 98, of Butler, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at his home in Butler. A visitation […]

    William Williams

    February 2nd, 2022

    William “Bill” Joseph Williams, 63, passed away January 19, 2022. William was born June 1, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo., […]

    Harold Ray Edwards

    December 14th, 2021

    Harold Ray Edwards Sr., 81, of Independence, Mo., passed away December 10, 2021. He was born June 26, 1940 in […]

    Anita Cristine (Wolf) Fields

    September 7th, 2021

    With heavy hearts we announce the death of Anita Cristine (Wolf) Fields of Independence, Mo., who passed away on August […]

    Mary Lynn Leggio

    August 27th, 2021

    Mary Lynn Leggio, age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on August 24, 2021, at St Luke’s […]

  • Michael Dean Wolf

    July 27th, 2021

    Michael (Mike) Dean Wolf, 65, was welcomed home by angels on July 19, 2021. He is survived by his wife […]

    Michael Aaron Rich

    July 12th, 2021

    Michael Aaron Rich was born August 16, 2000 at KU Medical Center to Jeanette Herron and Robert Rich. He attended […]

    Joseph Charles Moretina

    July 6th, 2021

    Joseph Charles Moretina, lovingly referred to as “Joe Morgan,” of Kansas City, Mo., died suddenly on July 2, 2021, at […]

    Mary Louise Cona

    June 16th, 2021

    February 6, 1927 – June 6, 2021 Our loss was Heaven’s gain. Mary Louise (Cirabisi) Cona, 94, passed peacefully at […]

    Bruce Logan Rogers

    June 15th, 2021

    Bruce Logan Rogers was born September 4, 1934, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of John Logan Rogers and Myrtle Elizabeth […]

    Mary Joan (Tulipana) Miller

    June 15th, 2021

    Mary Joan (Tulipana) Miller, 81, passed away June 12, 2021. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June […]

    Nancy Jo Greef Stovall Cramer

    May 12th, 2021

    Nancy Jo Greef Stovall Cramer, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Independence, Mo., on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. […]

    Jose Angel Montes

    April 13th, 2021

    Jose Angel Montes, 64, passed away April 8, 2021. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April […]

    Gregory J. Garcia

    March 3rd, 2021

    Gregory John Garcia, age 71, passed on February 18, 2021. Greg was born to Antoine Roy Garcia and Doris Lewis […]

  • Northeast Newscast

    264: KC Tenants Power

    November 20th, 2022

  • Remember This?

    Remember This?

    November 23rd, 2022

  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.