Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 653
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 11/5/1973
Suspect: Not available
Trooper Kennedy was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit on Route 208 in Spotsylvania County. The vehicle he was pursuing had been under surveillance the previous night.
During the pursuit, Trooper Kennedy's patrol car skidded into the path of an oncoming truck. To avoid colliding with the truck Trooper Kennedy steered his vehicle into a wooded area.
Trooper Kennedy's badge was found at the crash site the following year with the use of a metal detector.
Trooper Kennedy had served with the Virginia State Police for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and two teenage children.