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Sergeant Kenneth John Koeller, Jr. | Jennings Police Department, Missouri Jennings Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Kenneth John Koeller, Jr.

Jennings Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 28, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Sergeant Koeller was shot and killed after surprising a group of burglars at a local business. While he was detaining two of the suspects a third suspect came up from behind and started to struggle with Sergeant Koeller. During the struggle the suspect shot him in the neck, before all three fled the scene.

A fingerprint lifted from the scene produced a suspect in Ohio three years later but he was not convicted. The shooter was arrested in Illinois, confessed to the murder, and sentenced to two life sentences.

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Very well put special Agent Stuckmeyer. you are right , Jennings has went to hell . So sad to read this , was sad when it happened. I still have the news articled about it. Sorry about the loss of your good friend Sgt Koeller..
Rich Slusser
Former Jennings J Resident since 1942

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