On February 22, 2011, Overland Park Police Officer Ray Naylor, currently assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit, conducted a traffic stop in the area of 103rd and Antioch on a pickup truck hauling a bobcat. During casual conversation with Officer Naylor, the driver mentioned he was in the process of filing for disability with the Social Security Administration. Officer Naylor, who is certified to conduct Commercial Vehicle Inspections, conducted an inspection of the trailer and found several violations. When the driver was asked to remove the bobcat from the trailer, Officer Naylor noted that he did so without difficulty. Throughout the traffic stop, Officer Naylor observed that the driver did not appear to have any difficulties walking or climbing.
A few days later, Officer Naylor called the Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General to report his observations. Based on Officer Naylors' information, the Social Security Administration opened an investigation. As a result of Officer Naylor's information and the Social Security Administration's investigation, the driver’s disability claim was denied. According to the Social Security Administration, the driver would have received over $90,000 in pay and medical benefits over the next five years.
On August 23, 2011, three representatives of the Social Security Administration's Cooperative Disability Investigations Team, thanked Officer Naylor for his efforts by presenting him with a plaque at roll call. Congratulations to Officer Naylor for a job well done.