Retired K.C. Mo. Police Office Brenda Haupt passed away, peacefully Thursday, August second at Villa Saint Joseph, after a diligent, courageous, and because of her unique and quirky personality, an even humorous battle with brain cancer. Brenda has been a member of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department since 1976 and had been assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit since 1980. She was a graduate of William Jewel College with a B.A. in Sociology. Brenda had served as past vice-president and president of the Heart of America Crime Prevention Association and was a member of the Missouri Crime Prevention Association. Brenda was awarded the Missouri Law Enforcement Crime Prevention Practitioner Of The Year for 1985 by the Missouri Crime Prevention Association. She received the Kansas City Missouri Police Department's Meritorious Service Award for her work in designing programs to address awareness and prevention of the sexual molestation, exploitation, and abduction of children, and for obtaining audio-visual equipment, films and slides to present these programs. Brenda also had served since 1983 as a founding officer and secretary-treasurer of The Lost Child Network, an organization addressing awareness and prevention of crimes against Children, and the recovery of America's missing Children, until its merger with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Brenda leaves her Father, Wm. H. Haupt, two Sisters, Sandy Myers and Lisa Haupt and two Brothers, Dan and Murray Haupt. According to Brenda's request, the memorial service will be private and held at a date of her request. She did request that anyone wishing to honor her memory, donations made to the Kansas City Missouri Police Department's Care Team or to The City Union Mission would be greatly appreciated. The Family wishes to express it's very grateful appreciation to all the staff at Villa Saint Joseph as well as the staff with Odyssey Hospice for all of their compassionate, comforting, even loving care they all so openly gave to Brenda in helping her to make the transition to her new life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one that Brenda had looked forward to, all of her natural life.