Patrolman David A. Kenyon

Patrolman David A. Kenyon

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 1962

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David A. Kenyon

Patrolman David Kenyon was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

He and another officer had been at the scene for over an hour talking with the two participants. The male subject agreed to leave the home and went to his room to obtain clothing. He emerged from the room with a .38 caliber handgun and yelled at the officers to leave.

The man's wife grabbed their daughter and fled towards the door. As Patrolman Kenyon provided cover for the woman and girl the man opened fire, striking him in the head.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five to 21 years in prison on April 29th, 1963.

Patrolman Kenyon was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 135

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 to 21 years


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Patrolman Kenyon,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2022

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