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Officer Kenneth Michael Kennedy | Hutchinson Police Department, Kansas Hutchinson Police Department, Kansas


Kenneth Michael Kennedy

Hutchinson Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, September 15, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years to life

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Officer Kenneth Kennedy was shot and killed by the female friend of a suspect he was struggling with.

Officer Kennedy and a reserve officer had made an undercover purchase of alcoholic beverages in a bootlegging and gambling operation. As they attempted to arrest the operator a woman entered the room from the kitchen and shot both officers. Officer Kennedy was able to return fire and wound the suspect.

The 63 year-old woman was convicted of second degree murder and aggravated assault and sentenced to two 15 year to life sentences on March 27, 1973.

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Gone, but never forgotten. Thank you and your comrades for paying the ultimate price for our safety.

Smith, RN
February 13, 2014


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