Sergeant William John Kuhnle, Jr.

Sergeant William John Kuhnle, Jr.

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 21, 1989

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William John Kuhnle, Jr.

Sergeant Kuhnle and Trooper Ralph Zerda were killed when a drunk truck driver crashed his tractor trailer into their parked patrol car. The officers were parked on the shoulder after stopping another drunk driver.

The drunk driver was sentenced to two concurrent 10 year sentences in prison, but was released after serving only 4 years.

Sergeant Kuhnle had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Rest in peace Sergeant Kuhnle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2020

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