Blue Springs, Mo. –The City of Blue Springs is teaming up with Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFPD) to be a host site during the state-wide Cpl. Michael E. Webster memorial blood drive on Wednesday, October 2. The blood drive will be held at the CJCFPD Training Center, 4715 SW Cpl M E Webster Memorial Pkwy, Blue Springs, Mo., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment, call (816) 229-9118.
On October 2, 1993, Cpl. Michael E. Webster was killed by a drunk driver while making a routine traffic stop. Central Jackson County EMS responded to the initial 9-1-1 call for medical assistance. As a result of his injuries, Webster received over 40 units of blood before succumbing to his injuries.
“In 1995 I was honored to be able to help rename a 10-mile stretch of Highway 40 in Cpl. Webster’s honor,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “Cpl. Webster paid the ultimate price serving the Blue Springs community and I encourage everyone to donate on Wednesday in his honor.”
“CJC personnel responded twenty years ago to treat Cpl. Webster’s injuries. As a result, we have a special spot in our heart for him and his family. It has been an honor to promote this blood drive and help save lives on his behalf,” said CJCFPD Assistant Chief Paul Lininger.
As a Missouri State Highway Patrolman, Webster knew first-hand the importance of blood donations and he donated blood regularly. Each year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A hosts a blood drive in his honor. This year’s drive marks the 20th anniversary of Cpl. Webster’s death.
For more information or to find donation times and locations, visit mewebster.org.
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