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Kansas City, Kan., police have identified a homicide victim from May 23.

The homicide victim was identified as Alan Castro, 20, a resident of Kansas City, Kan.

On May 23, police discovered a man in his 20s dead outside of a residence in the 2400 block of Pacific Avenue, Kansas City, Kan. The man was dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The incident is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department major case unit, which is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Joel Brinkley of Chapel Hill -Butler Funeral Home played taps today at a memorial service. (Staff photo)
Joel Brinkley of Chapel Hill -Butler Funeral Home played taps today at a memorial service. (Staff photo)

There are two kinds of heroes, according to James “Bundy” Jenkins.

Jenkins, with the American Legion Post 188, conducted a memorial service today, Memorial Day, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 94th and State Avenue.

There are heroes who have given their lives in military service, and there also are community heroes, Jenkins said in a speech at the memorial service today. He talked about Clyde LaFollette, who gave many volunteer years with the Salvation Army, as a community hero.

Jenkins talked about the history of Memorial Day. Memorial Day started as a way to honor those who died in serving their country, he said. Gradually, the day became a time to honor all persons who have died.

“Let us not forgot all of those who served in the armed services have served in our places,” Jenkins said. “Take time on this Memorial Day to reflect back on what has been done for freedom’s sake by all of those who have given their lives that we might live in this great land.”

Today’s memorial service included the placing of a memorial wreath at a flagpole at Chapel Hill, the playing of taps on a bugle by Joel Brinkley, the playing of “Amazing Grace” by Joe Henre, retired from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, and a 21-gun salute.

Joe Henre, from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, played "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes during a memorial service today. (Staff photo)
Joe Henre, retired from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, played “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes during a memorial service today. (Staff photo)

James "Bundy" Jenkins spoke at the Memorial Day service today at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. American Legion Post 188 conducted the event. (Staff photo)
James “Bundy” Jenkins spoke at the Memorial Day service today at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. American Legion Post 188 conducted the event. (Staff photo)

James "Bundy" Jenkins led a flag salute at today's Memorial Day service at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. The service was conducted by American Legion Post 188. (Staff photo)
James “Bundy” Jenkins led a flag salute at today’s Memorial Day service at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. The service was conducted by American Legion Post 188. (Staff photo)

About 100 people attending the Memorial Day service today at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home applauded at the end of James "Bundy" Jenkins' remarks. (Staff photo)
About 100 people attending the Memorial Day service today at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home applauded at the end of James “Bundy” Jenkins’ remarks. (Staff photo)

People attending a Memorial Day service today at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home listened to a speech. (Staff photo)
People attending a Memorial Day service today at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home listened to a speech. (Staff photo)

Maria Bozich and James "Bundy" Jenkins placed a wreath under a flagpole during today's Memorial Day ceremony at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)
Maria Bozich and James “Bundy” Jenkins placed a wreath at a flagpole during today’s Memorial Day ceremony at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)

Members of American Legion Post 188 presented a 21-gun salute during today's Memorial Day service at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)
Members of American Legion Post 188 presented a 21-gun salute during today’s Memorial Day service at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)

Members of American Legion Post 188 presented a 21-gun salute during today's Memorial Day service at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)
Members of American Legion Post 188 presented a 21-gun salute during today’s Memorial Day service at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)

Members of American Legion Post 188 presented a 21-gun salute during today's Memorial Day service at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)
Members of American Legion Post 188 presented a 21-gun salute during today’s Memorial Day service at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. (Staff photo)

An Avenue of Flags lined the roads of Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home today. (Staff photo)
An Avenue of Flags lined the roads of Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery today. (Staff photo)

An Avenue of Flags lined the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery today. (Staff photo)
An Avenue of Flags lined the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery today. (Staff photo)

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