Patrolman William Kenner

Patrolman William Kenner

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 7, 1955

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William Kenner

Patrolman Kenner was shot and killed as he attempted to disarm a suspect. He entered a tavern where the suspect had just shot another man in the foot. The suspect shot Patrolman Kenner when he ordered him to drop his shotgun.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison on November 9, 1955.

Patrolman Kenner had been with the agency for 23 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Patrolman Kenner,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 7, 2014

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