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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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Weve had another thanksgiving, & soon another Christmas without you dad, I miss you more & more as the time goes by, they say time heals your
Pain, I don't feel that's right, I think it gets harder & harder as time goes
By..... So much has changed, & all your grand babies are just about grown... You'd be so proud of them all dad... Alex has your personality, &
He so reminds me of you, granny Kidwell use to say it when he was little,
If she could see him now, he's even getting your reseeding hair line! Ha! What I wouldn't give to walk in on you getting ready for your shift again,
Smelling the bottle of cologne you poured on, to a bottle of our hair spray, ( you tryin to part your hair over so it looked like you had a head of hair! Ha ) you always looked so handsome, was so proud of you being my dad
& your my hero today.... Thank you for everything you did for us all dad,
Hard to believe we're coming up on 25 years...... Wish we could be Latin tag football or horse (basketball) again with us 3 kids, John & little Larry.... Those were the days... You left us with so many good child hood memories, I hold them dear to my heart...... I love and miss you so much daddy.... Keep an eye out on all your babies...

Daughter Kristi Kidwell McGuffey
December 7, 2015


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