Detective Terry Wayne McNett

Detective Terry Wayne McNett

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 3, 1988

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Terry Wayne McNett

Detective Terry McNett was shot and killed while participating in the execution of a search warrant in Wichita, Kansas.

A man hiding in the home being searched shot Detective McNett. Another officer shot and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, selling cocaine, and possession of heroin. He was sentenced to 111 to 330 years in prison.

Detective McNett had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office for nine years and was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force at the time of his death. He had previously served with the Haysville Police Department. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 111 to 330 years

narcotics, search warrant

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Rest in peace Detective McNett.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 31, 2020

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