Sedgwick County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday, researchers said.
(Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office)
A sheriff’s deputy in Kansas was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday, researchers said.
Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze, III, 41, died Sunday after responding to a “suspicious character to call,” the officials said.
Kunze responded to the reports of a black car around 1:18 a.m., Sheriff Jeff Easter said at a press conference. Upon arrival of the suspect vehicle had the hood open and another vehicle — which belong to the witnesses who reported the “suspicious character” — was parked in front of it.
At 1:48 pm, Kunze, administered his emergency call button to alert dispatch that he had shot.
When a responding deputy arrived, he saw Kunze, lay on its side next to the suspect, who was laying face down on the floor next to a “40-caliber weapon.”
“Robert was a great asset to the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Jeff Easter said at a press conference. “Robert was a special deputy who was loved by everyone he worked with.”
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