Beloved son, brother, fiancé, officer and friend, Blaize Alyxander Madrid-Evans, ended his watch far too soon on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. He was 22. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, MO. A service will be held Friday, Sept. 24, also at the Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, MO 64050. A mask or a face covering will be required for admittance.

Blaize was born in North Kansas City on June 2, 1999. He graduated from Smithville High School in 2018 and began his employment with American Medical Response (AMR) where he faithful served his community as an Emergency Responder for almost 2 years. On July 8, 2021, he graduated from the Police Academy and began his career with the Independence Police Department. Blaize will be remembered as an avid coffee drinker, voracious eater, notorious refrigerator-peeker, man of fashion who loved playing computer games and Siracha on everything. He was also known as sweet, kind, respectful and loving. He was a warm presence in the room. His family, friends, fellow officers, and community has lost a bright and energetic, sacrificial servant who will be greatly missed. Blaize leaves behind his mama, Shannon Evans, with step-mom, Sharon Braley; his sister, Jordyn Evans; his fiancée, Victoria Atkinson; mom, Machelle Madrid; grandparents Gary and Frances Evans; grandfather Gill Madrid; uncle Clint Evans with Ben Keeton; aunt Monica Blair; uncle Mark Madrid; cousin, Morgan Blair; and his beloved Staffordshire terrier Archie. Blaize is preceded in death by grandmother Linda Madrid. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)

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