Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Eugene Snider

Patrol Sergeant Kenneth Eugene Snider

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1997

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Kenneth Eugene Snider

Sergeant Kenneth Snider was stabbed to death after responding to a domestic disturbance at a house on the 4500 block of South Juniper Place.

He 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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Killed during fight with prison guards

domestic, EDP, parolee

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I remember getting the call early that morning just after it happened and my Reserve Lt. Saying "We lost another one". He told me who it was and my heart sank. I remember doing the Food drive with Sgt. Snider and he always made you laugh. No matter how bad of a day you were having or mood you were in. He could always make you laugh. RIP. Sgt Snider. You are missed and remembered brother.

Officer Kenneth Dziewulski Sudan PD, Tx.
Former Reserve Deputy Sedgwick County Sheriff Department Ks.

April 19, 2019

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