Patrolman Jerry R. Ivey

Patrolman Jerry R. Ivey

Salina Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, June 13, 1975

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Jerry R. Ivey

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.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 44

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Died in prison

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I truly do believe that the day Jerry Ivey was killed was one of the saddest days in the life of the late Salina Police Chief John Woody. Over the years, the Chief and I had many talks about that day. The Chief would still show his emotion.

Police Chief Don Poore
Paola Police Department

June 13, 2018

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