Police Officer Kenneth Lee Spencer, Jr.

Police Officer Kenneth Lee Spencer, Jr.

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 1969

Kenneth Lee Spencer, Jr.

Officer Spencer was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to eject a man from a public swimming pool. The suspect became combative and a struggle ensued in which Officer Spencer's service revolver fell from its holster. The suspect picked up the weapon and shot Officer Spencer, killing him.

The 21-year-old suspect was apprehended at a nearby home where he was sitting on the front porch with Officer Spencer's gun in his hand. A year later he was convicted of first degree murder.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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My husband was 13 and witnessed this. God bless all our men in blue...

Susan Brown Kennedy

July 16, 2017

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