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Trooper Rannie DeWitt Kennedy | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper

Rannie DeWitt Kennedy

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, November 5, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 653

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 11/5/1973

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Dad was a man that we can all be proud of. He was a man of strong Christian faith and set this example for his immediate family, serving as a foundation to our faith for over 40 years now. What a legacy to leave behind. RDK gave back to the community, loved his family dearly and enjoyed the career of his dreams with the Virginia State Police. He would have no regrets for the service to his fellow troopers and the community he served to protect. Dad, we miss you! tsk

T. Scott Kennedy
son
February 8, 2014

 

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