Inside JCPRD: Roger Kemp honored his daughter’s legacy by helping thousands of women and girls

Roger Kemp (right) congratulates the 50,000th participant in T.A.K.E. Defense seminars during a seminar at Kauffman Stadium in 2014. T.A.K.E. conducted annual self-defense seminars on the field from 2008 to 2015.

By David Markham

A Leawood man who channeled his grief over the 2002 murder of his daughter into an organization which has taught tens of thousands of girls and women to fight back against the same kind of senseless violence that happened to her recently died.