Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 554
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Denied parole in 2003
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.