City of Independence, Missouri

City of Independence Fire Department shares funeral arrangements for FEO Chad Sappenfield

The City of Independence Fire Department and family of Fire Equipment Operator/Paramedic Chad Sappenfield have announced the visitation and funeral will be on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Truman Memorial Building, 416 W. Maple Ave. The visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend both the visitation and funeral.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Valor Recovery Program to continue Chad’s efforts in helping other First Responders in need:

Valor Recovery Program

Checks should be mailed to the main campus:

2900 Clay Edwards Drive

North Kansas City, MO 64116

C/O Sappenfield Donation Fund


Funds raised will aid other First Responders without insurance coverage seeking help through the Valor Program. This is the same program Chad went through that made him such a strong advocate for helpings others suffering through mental health issues.


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