Type of Officer: Police Sergeant
Death Date: 12/09/2011
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On Friday, December 9, 2011, Atchison Police Department Sergeant David Enzbrenner responded to stand by at a residential neighborhood in Atchison to assist city code enforcement officers. As code enforcement officers were concluding their responsibilities, a man in the crowd walked behind Sgt. Enzbrenner and shot him once in the back of the head without any provocation or warning. Law enforcement authorities and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Sgt. Enzbrenner was transported to the Atchison Hospital where he was pronounced dead. After shooting Sgt. Enzbrenner, the assailant shot and killed himself.
David Enzbrenner was 46-years-old at the time of his death. He was a 24 year veteran of the Atchison County Police Department. David Enzbrenner leaves behind his wife, Kerri, three daughters, Avery, Abbi, and Celia, and many other family members.