How one Missouri officer and Air Force veteran is #StillServing his community
The #StillServing program celebrates the continued service of America’s heroes after they’ve left the armed forces
By: RoseAnn Sorce
Major Darren Ivey has devoted his life to serving and protecting others; now, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is recognizing him for his service as part of its new national campaign, #StillServing.
Before joining the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department (KCPD), Major Ivey was a law enforcement specialist/supervisor in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for nine years. After leaving the military, he followed his childhood dream and joined the police force.
“When I was in elementary school, I met an officer through the local Officer Friendly program,” Ivey said. “After meeting him and hearing what he did, I was hooked. My maternal grandfather also was a police chief and all of my uncles were involved in law enforcement. I feel that I was put on this earth to serve others and to show people that they are loved. Being an officer is all I have ever wanted to do.”