Marlon Buie, Mayor’s Security Detail Retires After Almost 30 Years

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

For the past 18 and 1/2 years, Marlon Buie has had the unique experience of guarding the past four Mayors of Kansas City.

On Friday, Oct. 20, Buie retired from the Kansas City, Mo., Police department after serving 29 years and 11 months.

Buie guarded former Mayors Emanuel Cleaver II, for four years; Ms. Kay Barnes for eight years; Mark Funkhouser for 6 months and current Mayor Sly James for six years.

Former Mayor Cleaver now a U.S. Representative told THE CALL, “I believe that Marlon could actually read my mind, because he seemed to know exactly what I needed, not just security matters, but the protection of issues of confidentiality as well,” Rep. Cleaver said.
“He deserves a comfortable and peaceful retirement,” he said.

Mayors James agrees with Rep. Cleaver and adds, “Marlon’s service to this City is unwavering. He has provided this community with a model of courage, professionalism, and humility for more than three decades.”