Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
PFC Robert McKenna was shot and killed while attempting to stop two men from leaving Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Unbeknownst to PFC McKenna, the two suspects had robbed a local bar and fired shots earlier in the night. The two men entered the installation to buy ice and when they attempted to exit through the gate PFC McKenna noticed handguns inside the vehicle. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot him in the face. One of the suspects was sentenced to life and the other was sentenced to 25 years.
The gate where PFC McKenna was murdered was later renamed the McKenna Gate.
PFC McKenna had served with the agency for one year and had previously served with the United States Army assigned to the 140th MP Company at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was survived by his parents and 16 brothers and sisters.