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Former MLB Umpire, Kansas Resident Steve Palermo Dies

Palermo was shot in 1991 trying to help two robbery victims. He later worked as an umpire supervisor at Kauffman Stadium.

Steve Palermo, a former major league umpire who made his home in Johnson County, died of cancer yesterday (SUN) at age 67.  As KPR’s Greg Echlin reports, he continued to work with umpires despite a tragedy that cut short his own on-field career.

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