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Patrolman Jerry R. Ivey | Salina Police Department, Kansas Salina Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman

Jerry R. Ivey

Salina Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, June 13, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 44

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Jerry Ivey was shot and killed by a suspect armed with a Browning high-powered 9-mm semi-automatic pistol after he attempted to stop a car used in a robbery moments earlier. The suspect sprayed Patrolman Ivey with mace and the two exchanged gunfire. As Patrolman Ivey reached for his shotgun he was shot in the back. The suspect was later apprehended.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. On July 19, 1977, he escaped from prison. Six days later a family of three found themselves at the mercy of the suspect when they stopped to give him aid after the stolen car he was driving broke down near Washington, Illinois. At gunpoint the suspect forced the man and his wife to drive him to a Ramada Inn in Bloomington.

After he bound and gagged the man he attempted to rape the couples 5 year-old little girl. The woman was able to grab the suspects gun, free her husband, and then they both beat him into submission. The suspect was returned to prison where he died January 2, 1984.

Patrolman Ivey was survived by his wife and three children.

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Jerry u were like a Superman to me back when I was 11 years old, and knowing we couldn't afford a Bicycle, U bought me one, God bless u, I will never forget u, it broke my heart when I heard the news, and cried for months! U were the finest Police Officer Salina ever had! Till we meet again, Luv U Big Brother! SCOTT SMITH SPRING HILL KS

Scott Smith
October 22, 2016

 

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