Officer Kenneth Michael Kennedy

Officer Kenneth Michael Kennedy

Hutchinson Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, September 15, 1972

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Kenneth Michael Kennedy

Officer Kenneth Kennedy was shot and killed by the female friend of a suspect he was struggling with.

Officer Kennedy and a reserve officer had made an undercover purchase of alcoholic beverages in a bootlegging and gambling operation. As they attempted to arrest the operator a woman entered the room from the kitchen and shot both officers. Officer Kennedy was able to return fire and wound the suspect.

The 63 year-old woman was convicted of second degree murder and aggravated assault and sentenced to two 15 year to life sentences on March 27, 1973.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years to life

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I drive this highway daily on my way to work in McPherson. About 5 years ago I learned about the officer killed in the line of duty the highway was named after. Such a tragedy for this town and your family . Thank you for your service officer Kennedy.

Hutchinson citizen

September 15, 2022

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