Sergeant Dustin Dierenfeldt, Kansas City, KS Police Department - President
Dustin currently serves in the Kansas City Kansas Police Department and is assigned in the Chief’s Office, as a Public Information/Recruitment Officer. He served with Detective Brad D. Lancaster, E.O.W. May 9, 2016, and Captain Robert David Melton, E.O.W. July 19, 2016. Dustin served with Kansas C.O.P.S. as a Law Enforcement Liaison from 2018 to 2020.
Teresa Gallegos - Vice President
Teresa is the sister of Deputy Sheriff Saul Gallegos, Chelan County Sheriff's Office, Washington. Deputy Sheriff Gallegos was shot and killed after stopping a man suspected of driving on a suspended license on U.S. 150, in Manson, at approximately 6:00 pm. on Thursday, June 26, 2003.
Marilyn Goodheart - Treasurer
Marilyn is the wife of Master Trooper Dean Allen Goodheart, Kansas Highway Patrol. Trooper Goodheart was killed on Wednesday, September 6, 1995 after being struck by a car on I-70, near Oakley, while performing a routine safety inspection.
Jamie Bradway - Secretary
Jamie is the wife of Police Officer Rod Lee Bradway, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana. Officer Bradway was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute call on Friday, September 20, 2013.
Lori Harwood - Trustee
Lori is the wife of Corporal Jason Harwood, Topeka Police Department. Corporal Harwood was shot and killed on Sunday, September 7, 2014, while making a traffic stop in the 3200 block of SE Sixth Avenue at approximately 4:45 pm.
Susan Imthurn – Outreach Coordinator
Susan is the mother of Police Officer Jeff Atherly. Officer Atherly and Corporal David Gogian were shot and killed on Sunday, December 16, 2012 while checking on a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot.
Captain Josef Sudduth, Olathe Police Department – Law Enforcement Liaison Officer
Joe currently serves as a Captain for the Olathe, Kansas Police Department and is assigned to the Patrol division. Joe served alongside Motor Officer Michael Kern, E.O.W. January 20, 2015. Joe has served with Kansas C.O.P.S. as a Law Enforcement Liaison since 2018 and will continue in that role for the upcoming term.
Lieutenant Jennifer Cross, Topeka Police Department - Law Enforcement Liaison Officer
Jennifer became involved with Kansas C.O.P.S. in 2014 after the loss of Corporal Jason Harwood while serving as the liaison to the Harwood family. She subsequently assisted members of the Kansas City Kansas police department while dealing with multiple line of duty losses in a short time frame following the loss of Corporal Harwood.
Linda Bohlender - Immediate Past President
Linda is the wife of Officer Charles (Joey) Bohlender Jr., Topeka Police Department. Officer Bohlender and Officer Jeff Howey were killed
on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 when their helicopter crashed while they were assisting ground officers during a burglary alarm at a home improvement store. Linda served as secretary for Kansas C.O.P.S. from 2016 to 2018 and as President from 2018-2020.