With great sadness this past weekend, we lost another member of our OPPD family. Detective Brian Hampton served on the Overland Park Police Department for over 27 years. During Detective Hampton's career he served as a Patrol Officer, SWAT Team member, Investigations (Narcotics/Gangs) and in our Community Policing Unit. Detective Hampton was recently assigned as a FBI Task Force Detective in April of 2020. Prior to joining the Overland Park Police Department, Detective Hampton served in the United States Army and served in Operation Desert Storm.
Detective Hampton has received numerous awards, compliments throughout his career and was well respected in law enforcement community. Most of the members of our OPPD family that personally knew Detective Hampton described him as full of life and laughter. Detective Hampton was a dedicated family man who leaves behind a loving wife (Lauren) and five children. Detective Hampton will be missed. Rest easy badge #675, we will take it from here.
Your brothers and sisters in blue.
* For those concerned Detective Hampton was not killed in the line of duty.