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Police Officer Kenneth Lee Spencer, Jr. | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Kenneth Lee Spencer, Jr.

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, July 13, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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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.

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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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