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Patrolman David A. Kenyon | Wichita Police Department, Kansas Wichita Police Department, Kansas


David A. Kenyon

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Friday, October 26, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 135

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 5 to 21 years

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Patrolman Kenyon was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. He and another officer had been at the scene for over an hour talking with the two participants. The male subject agreed to leave the home and went to his room to obtain clothing. He emerged from the room with a .38 caliber handgun and yelled at the officers to leave.

The man's wife grabbed their daughter and fled towards the door. As Patrolman Kenyon provided cover for the woman and girl the man opened fire, striking him in the head.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 to 21 years in prison on April 29, 1963.

Patrolman Kenyon was survived by his expectant wife and two children.

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