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


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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I use to see Sgt Vann at the Valero some mornings getting coffee. He was a friendly guy, seem to know all the employees there, always talked with them and had a smile on his face. I remember thinking, this guy looks like a Texas deputy. what a senseless loss..glad to see justice is being done...my he RIP

M. Duncan, Msgt USAF (ret)
October 2, 2015


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