Trooper Kelly Leland Poynter

Trooper Kelly Leland Poynter

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 2002

Kelly Leland Poynter

Trooper Kelly Poynter was struck and killed by a drunk driver while working an accident scene on U.S. Route 63 in Texas County, Missouri.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Trooper Poynter was intoxicated and driving at a high rate of speed. She was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. The suspect was sentenced to 7 years but released after serving only 120 days for completing an alcohol treatment program.

Trooper Poynter had been employed with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for six years, and is survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1191

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 7 years

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Kelly you will always be missed, you gave your all to help honor, protect and serve those in Missouri. You made a difference in the lives you touched, you are greatly missed. No words can truely describe the unselfish sacrifices you made. May you always be honored as the hero you truly were. Taken from us to soon , the world still had so much to learn from you.Always missed NEVER forgotten! #1191

Brandi Sparks

January 28, 2015

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