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Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Eugene Snider | Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Patrol Sergeant

Kenneth Eugene Snider

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, April 18, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Killed during fight with prison guards

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Sergeant Snider was killed after being stabbed at a domestic disturbance. Sergeant Snider and three other deputies had responded to the call and were assessing what was happening when the suspect ran through the house. All the deputies followed and a struggle ensued by the back door. Within a matter of seconds the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed Sergeant Snider in the back, severing a major artery. He attempted to stab the other deputies but was subdued.

Sergeant Snider was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. The suspect had a history of mental illness and was well known to police. He had been arrested in the past for battery on a law enforcement officer and was on parole at the time of the attack. In August 1998, the suspect died during a struggle with detention deputies at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility while incarcerated during his trial.

Deputy Snider had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department for 20 years.

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Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace.

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November 27, 2016

 

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