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Patrolman William Kenner | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri


William Kenner

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, May 7, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 23 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Patrolman Kenner was shot and killed as he attempted to disarm a suspect. He entered a tavern where the suspect had just shot another man in the foot. The suspect shot Patrolman Kenner when he ordered him to drop his shotgun.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison on November 9, 1955.

Patrolman Kenner had been with the agency for 23 years and was survived by his wife.

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Patrolman Kenner,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
May 7, 2014


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