Sergeant Steven Rickie Kenner

Sergeant Steven Rickie Kenner

Bismarck Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 2011

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Steven Rickie Kenner

Sergeant Steven Kenner was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance involving a man threatening a woman with a knife on East Broadway Avenue at 10:38 pm.

When he and another officer arrived at the scene they located the man sitting in a van. The officers approached the van and instructed the man to show his hands. Instead, the man opened fire striking Sergeant Kenner. The other officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

On July 31st the subject who shot Sergeant Kenner was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Sergeant Kenner was a National Guard veteran and had served with the Bismarck Police Department for 32 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 40
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thinking about Sgt. Kenner and my former department today. It's been ten years this month and I remember it like yesterday.

Dan Grider
Former Bismarck Police Officer #263

July 13, 2021

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