Deputy Sheriff Robert Kenneth Kunze, III

Deputy Sheriff Robert Kenneth Kunze, III

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, September 16, 2018

Robert Kenneth Kunze, III

Deputy Sheriff Robert Kunze was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person call in a rural area near the intersection of North 295th Street West and West 21st Street North.

He arrived at the scene and made contact with a male subject in a stolen vehicle. During the encounter he and the subject exchanged shots and both were fatally shot. Deputy Kunze's backup officer arrived at the scene and located Deputy Kunze suffering from a gunshot wound.

Deputy Kunze had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and had previously served with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office for six years. He is survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge D1584

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .40 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

stolen vehicle, suspicious person

Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Jeff Easter
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
141 W Elm Street
Wichita, KS 67203

Phone: (316) 660-3900

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I’m thinking the WiFi in heaven is spectacular. You’ve probably seen everything on social media. You’ve probably seen the messages we have posted. I’m sure someone up there will give you access to our reports...there are not secrets. You are a hero. You met a serious case of evil and handled it. You saved multiple lives. Thank you.

Detective Jon Gill
Sedgwick County Sheriff

October 10, 2018

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