Type of Officer: Kansas Highway Patrol
Jurisdiction: Maize
County: Sedgwick
Death Date: 10/27/2014
Added to Memorial: 2016
Circumstances of Death: Heart Attack
Technical Trooper Kent Newport died on October 27, 2014, after assisting in the capture of a burglary suspect involved in a high-speed pursuit. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Trooper Newport deployed a tire deflation device along K-96 Highway near Maize, Kansas in an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle, which was fleeing in excess of 100 MPH. Subsequently, his supervisors were advised that Newport had become seriously ill and was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to a massive heart attack.