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Sergeant Steven Rickie Kenner | Bismarck Police Department, North Dakota Bismarck Police Department, North Dakota

Sergeant

Steven Rickie Kenner

Bismarck Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch: Friday, July 8, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 32 years

Badge # 40

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Steven Kenner was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance involving a man threatening a woman with a knife on East Broadway Avenue at 10:38 pm.

When he and another officer arrived at the scene they located the man sitting in a van. The officers approached the van and instructed the man to show his hands. Instead, the man opened fire striking Sergeant Kenner. The other officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

On July 31st the subject who shot Sergeant Kenner was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Sergeant Kenner was a National Guard veteran and had served with the Bismarck Police Department for 32 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Your name is spoken often and you are remembered and missed my friend

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