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      Missouri State Highway Patrol donates blood in honor of fallen officer

      The American Red Cross partnered with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the Corporal Michael E. Webster Blood Drive Wednesday.

      Missouri State highway patrolmen did a good deed across the state Wednesday, all in honor of a fallen fellow officer.

      Here in the Heartland, the American Red Cross partnered with the patrol Troop B headquarters in Macon for the Corporal Michael E. Webster Blood Drive.

      On October 2, 1993, Webster, who worked for the patrol's Troop A headquarters in Kansas City, was killed in the line of duty.

      Exactly 20 years to the day after Corporal Webster was killed, his family and the Missouri State Highway Patrol decided to hold this statewide blood drive in his memory.

      "Webster gave his life to help other people. He was killed by a drunk driver in a traffic crash so we're glad to honor those men that have fallen before us and have done a good job for the citizens of the state of Missouri," said Sgt. Brent Bernhardt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

      At Wednesday's blood drive in Macon, over 20 units of blood were donated to the Red Cross.