Deputy Sheriff Kevin S. Easter

Deputy Sheriff Kevin S. Easter

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1996

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Kevin S. Easter

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Easter was shot and killed by a 14-year-old offender following a brief vehicle pursuit of a stolen car after he attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

The vehicle crashed in the area of Range Street and South Fork Street and one of the occupants fled on foot. Deputy Easter pursued him a short distance before being shot.

Wichita Police Department officers responding to back him up found all of the juveniles next to the car with one of them suffering a bullet wound in the leg. All of the juveniles were arrested and a search for Deputy Easter was commenced.

Deputy Easter was found nearby suffering from a gunshot wound. He died later during surgery.

Deputy Easter had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2 years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Juvenile; Sentenced to 55 years

juvenile offender, stolen vehicle

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It took me a long time to get here. Probably too long. To most people I suppose 24 years seems like a lifetime ago. But I remember that cold January night when I heard he radio call and rushed to your stop line it was last week. When I saw you on scene I knew in my heart you were going to live. I guess God needed you more than us. Please know you’re never forgotten. I think of you often. Heroes never die.

E. Tims (former WPD #1645)

Mstr Police Officer Eric Tims
Lenexa (KS) Police Department

January 14, 2019

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