Officer Kenneth G. Nauska

Officer Kenneth G. Nauska

Craig Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Sunday, January 30, 1966

Kenneth G. Nauska

Officer Nauska was shot and killed from ambush while investigating a stabbing call. After checking on the victim Officer Nauska began walking back to his patrol car. He heard movement coming from a nearby bush and turned and pointed his flashlight towards the sound.

The suspect then opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, striking Officer Nauska in the chest. As Officer Nauska turned to retreat the suspect opened fire again, striking him in the back. The suspect fled was arrested hiding under a nearby building several hours later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison September 1, 1966.

Officer Nauska had served with the Craig Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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