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Patrolman Gary Elmer Kidwell | Stanford Police Department, Kentucky Stanford Police Department, Kentucky


Gary Elmer Kidwell

Stanford Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, January 20, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 554

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Denied parole in 2003

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Patrolman Gary Kidwell was shot and killed while making a traffic stop.

The suspect was known to Patrolman Kidwell to have several drinking related arrests. As Patrolman Kidwell approached the car the suspect shot him with a .357 caliber handgun. The man fled but was apprehended after a shootout with a neighboring agency.

The man was convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2003 and again in 2012.

Patrolman Kidwell had served with the Stanford Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, son, parents, two brothers, five sisters, and six grandchildren.

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Hey papaw gosh it's been years since I have even been on this website and that's awful of me. I want you to know that I think about you everyday. I am with a wonderful man who takes care of me so much and would do anything in this world for me and protect me. His name is Gary he's the best thing that has happened to me. He's a wonderful man papaw you would love him, we have our own place out in the country. He's such a wonderful man we went down to lake Cumberland the other night to go swimming and the sun had just set over the water and it was absolutely beautiful me trying to be sweet I gave him a kiss he was being sweet right back then he just dunked me right in the water lol I had never laughed so hard he makes all the worries go away. I love him so much he's going to be my husband one day and he's a dang good one. I have done so great for myself papaw you would be proud. I am now a store manager at the maurices in Campbellsville which I love! You have been on my mind a lot here lately. I just wish I could have met you and got to spend time with you. I miss you so much and I love you. ❤️

Brittany kay
July 20, 2017


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