Up Close with Bryan Sheppard

Event Details:

On November 29, 1988, six KCFD firefighters were killed in a massive early-morning explosion at a construction site near 71 Highway in southeast Kansas City. The explosions were ruled to be caused by arson at a construction trailer loaded with tens of thousands of pounds of explosives. In 1997, five people were eventually convicted in the case – Frank Sheppard, Earl “Skip” Sheppard, Bryan Sheppard, Darlene Edwards and Richard Brown – all of whom are sentenced to prison. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that affects Bryan Sheppard said that mandatory life without parole sentences of juveniles are unconstitutional. Sheppard was 17-years-old at the time of the explosion. Sheppard, now 45-years-old, has served more than two decades. Sheppard and the other four convicted in the firefighters’ deaths have maintained their innocence (Fox4KC.com).

Please review this website (put together by Sheppard’s family) and this KCUR article. In addition, your own research prior to the meeting. 

Date And Time:

Start Date Time: 5/1/2017 10:00 AM
End Date Time: 5/1/2017 11:00 AM


KC Chamber Offices
3rd Floor, Union StationMap

List of Attendees:

Alissa   Wehmueller
K   Hall
Georgiane   Hayhow
Jennifer   Berhorst
Shelley   Ericsson
Gretchen   FitzGerald
Jennifer   Hack
Matt   Webb
Vanessa   Herring


Number of attendees:

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce