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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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My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

RIP my brother, the Lord has taken you home. May he forever bless your family.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD
May 10, 2017

 

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