“Cody loved motorcycles and motor cross.”

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri- Duane Marshall, the uncle of Missouri Air National Guardsman Cody Harter shared the following post today about his loss. Cody Harter, 23, of St. Joseph was fatally stabbed about 7:30 p.m. Saturday along northbound Missouri 291 at the merger of Interstate 470 in Lee’s Summit.

“As I am sure you have seen on the news. A young man was stabbed to death in Lee’s Summit. That man was/is my Nephew Cody Harter. Cody was a member of the 139th Airlift Wing Missouri National Guard and served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As well as domestic service with the floods in Texas. Saturday evening about 7:30 Cody was murdered. (Cody’s) service will be at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri Friday at 10 am. Cody loved motorcycles and motor cross. My sisters are concerned that because news of his death has reached some National News networks that WBC could come and protest. They are asking that if anyone is interested to come and not only shield the family but have bikes there which was something Cody loved. This is not a charity ride and there is no “entry fee” at all. Just a show of support. If anyone is able we will gather Friday in front of Texas Road house and ride to the Church. Then to the grave site. Thank you in advance if you can come. If not your prayers for Kerrie is very welcomed. We will meet at Texas Road House 925 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506. KSU at 9:30.”


Cody M. Harter, 23, of St. Joseph died after he was stabbed in what police think was a road rage incident Saturday, May 5, 2018, on a highway in Lee’s Summit. Police released a photo of his truck in hopes that witnesses who were in the area of Missouri 291 and Interstate 470 about 7:30 p.m. Saturday might recognize it and call in with information.
-Lee’s Summit Police Department
The Missouri Air National Guard released the following information:
“The Missouri National Guard is sad to learn of the death of Senior Airman Cody Michael Harter, who served as a loadmaster with the 180th Airlift Squadron, 139th Airlift Wing, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph. Our thoughts and prayers are with SrA Harter’s family and loved ones, as well as his fellow Guardsmen who served alongside him.

SrA Harter died May 5 following an incident in Lee’s Summit. Anyone who might have information related to the incident is encouraged to contact the Lee’s Summit Missouri Police Department at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

SrA Harter enlisted in the Missouri Air National Guard in 2012 and his military service included an overseas deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

SrA Harter was awarded the following awards and decorations: Meritorious Unit Award; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 “M” Device; Air Force Training Ribbon; Missouri National Guard Expeditionary Service Ribbon; Missouri National Guard Long Service 5 Year Ribbon; and Missouri Basic Training Ribbon.”