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Patrolman Larry Joel Kite | Mineral Wells Police Department, Texas Mineral Wells Police Department, Texas


Larry Joel Kite

Mineral Wells Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, December 24, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 39

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Larry Kite was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a local plumbing store in the downtown business district. When he failed to return at the end of his shift other officers began to search for him. His body was located Christmas morning. No suspects were ever identified in his murder.

Patrolman Kite had served with the Mineral Wells Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo
December 24, 2016


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