Jim Helton – Chief Security Officer

My name is Jim Helton this is my second year as security at KCIA. My background is in Law Enforcement. I started in the Emergency field when I was 19 as medic and then as a FF/Medic. My first cop job was in Plattsburg MO in 1987. From there I went to Atchison KS where I was a FF/Medic then went to Atchison CO Sheriff Dept. in 1989. I worked my way up through the ranks. In 1996 I was appointed by the Governor of Kansas Sheriff of Doniphan KS at that time I was the youngest Sheriff in Kansas at 26. I then went to Cameron Mo then resting here in KCMO where I retired from KCMO Police Dept.. I earned 2 Medal of Valor, a Purple heart and a Life Saving Award plus numerous other awards. My life revolves around my grand kids and my little buddy Cooper James for which I’m adopting.

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