WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement after the passing of Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland:
“As Mayor of Olathe for nearly two decades, his first concern was never for himself but always for his community – how he could make Olathe a better place for every family living there and every individual passing through. I know I speak for many others when I say we came to appreciate, respect and love Mike for the helpful, supportive, and caring friend and leader that he was. He always put others first, and I benefited greatly from his friendship. Mike’s the type of person that you’d want to be your neighbor, your best friend and your mayor. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing, and Robba and I will be praying for Mike’s wife Maria, their children and the entire Olathe community."
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