Briefly noted: Roeland Park officer honored with Outstanding Service Award

Officer Anthony Estrada and Roeland Park city manager Keith Moody. Photo credit Holly Cook.

Roeland Park Police Officer Anthony Estrada was honored Monday with Roeland Park’s third annual Outstanding Service Award. While off duty Estrada assisted an 83-year-old Roeland Park visitor stranded with a punctured tire and flat spare tire. The visitor later wrote a letter of gratitude to the Roeland Park Police Department. Estrada said he appreciated the opportunity to serve the community.

“I believe in the service of what we do and the humanity and humility that we offer our residents,” Estrada said.

Estrada will have the honor of showing off “The Roe Cup” to his family, friends and department before it will return to City Hall for permanent display.

Registration open for Shawnee Great Grillers. Registration is open for the 24th annual Shawnee Great Grillers, Sept. 21-22. Fill out a form online and return it to Tonya Lecuru at or mail it to 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203. Once the application has been received and accepted, Shawnee will follow up for payment. Competitors will prepare three categories of wings: barbecue, open and hot. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in each category as well as grand champion.