James A. Reed, 1957-2014
James “Jimmy” Allen Reed, 57, died Saturday, August 30, 2014. He
was the 911 Director of Emergency Services for Sumner County.
Jimmy held several positions including KEMA representative to the
State Interoperability Executive Committee; KS 911 Coordinating
Council board member Governor Appointed for the Operations-
Subcommittee; past President (board member) for Kansas Chapter
of APCO; South Central Homeland Security Communications
sub-committee; South Central Region Vice-President to KEMA board;
Sumner County Incident Dispatch Team; and Hutchinson Community
College Advisory Board (dispatch program).State certifications were
held with IMT (Incident Management Team); COML (Communications Leader); COMT (Communication Technician); KCEM-KS Certified Emergency Manager and Mulvane Fire Department Volunteer.Reed is preceded in death by his father, James Reed. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary; daughter, Megan Reed; son, Jacob Reed; mother, Rowena Reed; sister, Joy Sears; brother, John Reed; and Dixie dog Reed. Viewing: 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd, Derby.The family will greet friends from 5-7 pm at the mortuary. Funeral service: 10am Thursday, September 4, 2014, South Rock Christian Church, 900 S. Rock Rd., Derby. Memorials contributions to Mulvane Firefighter’s Special Fund, 910 E. Main, Mulvane, KS or Mulvane Historical Museum, 300 W. Main, Mulvane, KS.