Payne, Matthew
Truman, Bryan
Incident Debrief: Hostage Rescue in Kansas City, MO

This presentation will discuss a hostage rescue incident that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 10, 2021. The suspect fired shots at his children's mother through the closed door to the bedroom, striking her in the stomach. The suspect then barricaded the door with the two children in the room with him. Kansas City Police Department's tactical team was called in for the standoff. While attempting to negotiate with the suspect, two shots were fired, causing an immediate HRT entry. Officers encountered many obstacles, including the bedroom door being barricaded and taking heavy gunfire from the suspect. Discussion will include how the incident was resolved and lessons learned.

Matthew Payne - Bio
Sgt. Matt Payne is a 22-year veteran of the Kansas City (MO) Police Department. Before joining the Police Department, he earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Washburn University in 1995. In 2000, he attended the Regional Police Academy and graduated as the valedictorian of his class. After graduation, he was assigned to East Patrol Division as a patrol officer and quickly became a Field Training Officer. In 2005, he transferred to KCPD's Tactical Response Team-1 and spent the next 8 years serving as the shield man, pointman and sniper. While assigned to TRT, he became an instructor for Ballistic Shield School, Pointman School, Active Shooter, Less Lethal, Basic and Advanced SWAT. In 2013, he was promoted to field sergeant and was assigned to Central Patrol Division. In 2014, Payne transferred back to Tactical Response Team-1 as the Squad Supervisor where he is currently assigned. In 2018, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Heartland Tactical Officers Association and serves as the Sergeant at Arms. He has spent 16 years of his 22-year career assigned to KCPD's Tactical Response Team.

Bryan Truman - Bio