Officer Kenneth Michael Kennedy

Officer Kenneth Michael Kennedy

Hutchinson Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, September 15, 1972

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Kenneth Michael Kennedy

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.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years to life

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Uncle Ken, I’ve only heard about you through Aunt Nita and my parents, as you passed before I was born, but am praying for you and Aunt Nita on this day. I’m proud to call you my uncle and proud of your courage. God bless.

Tate Trible
Nephew

September 15, 2020

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