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Golfers support Kansas law enforcement

Members of the McDonald’s team flank a memorial display honoring two law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during 2010, during the annual Law Enforcement Valor Awards benefit golf tournament in Great Bend. Pictured are, from left: Shane Spurlock, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Aki...

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Golfers were calling Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings "Payne" — as in Payne Stewart — Friday at the Club at StoneRidge. Akings and his fellow team members emulated the late golf pro Stewart by wearing old-style bloomers and tam-o-shanters for the annual Law Enforcement Valor Awards Golf Tournament.

Thirty-six teams joined the four-person scramble tournament, which raises funds for an annual tribute to Kansas officers who went above and beyond, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice. Each year during the Kansas Joint Law Enforcement Conference held in May, Valor Awards are presented. But it’s the money raised at the August golf ...

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