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Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann, Sr. | Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant

Kenneth Gary Vann, Sr.

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 24 years, 6 months

Badge # 2980

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Sergeant Kenneth Vann was shot and killed in an ambush while stopped at a red light on Rigsby Avenue at 2:12 am.

He was responding to a non-emergency call and had stopped for a red light at the intersection of Rigsby Avenue and SE Loop 410. A car pulled up next to his patrol car on the passenger side and the occupant immediately opened fire with no warning. Sergeant Vann was struck by multiple shots. His patrol car rolled through the intersection and was stopped by crash barriers. He succumbed to his wounds before arriving at a local hospital.

The shooter fled the scene in the vehicle and remained at large for one week. He was arrested on June 5, 2011, when law enforcement officers raided his home. The subject was found guilty of capital murder and was sentenced to death on October 20, 2015.

Sergeant Vann was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for over 24 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. His wife also serves with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

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Rest in Peace Sergeant Vann. I enjoyed your guidance, teaching and mentoring while I served under your command. During my time at BCSO you were the supervisor that had the biggest positive impact on my career. You were the cream in a sea of muddy supervisors.

I am attending the FBINA currently, Session #267 and will be remembering your sacrifice and friendship during our trip to the national memorial on January 25th 2017. I will step forward and honor your sacrifice and let them know you were a true leader, friend and family man.

That is is the least I could do to pay you back for all you gave me.

Amen

Lt. Jason Stanzione
Federal Reserve, El Paso, Former BCSO Deputy
January 21, 2017

 

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