Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 10 years
Sergeant Kuhnle and Trooper Ralph Zerda were killed when a drunk truck driver crashed his tractor trailer into their parked patrol car. The officers were parked on the shoulder after stopping another drunk driver.
The drunk driver was sentenced to two concurrent 10 year sentences in prison, but was released after serving only 4 years.
Sergeant Kuhnle had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.
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Trooper Ralph George Zerda