Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County
Death Date: 9/19/2018
Added to Memorial: 2019
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On September 16, 2018, Deputy Robert Kunze was dispatched to a suspicious character call in rural northwest Sedgwick County. Alongside a rural roadway Deputy Kunze located a subject matching the suspicious character description, along with a stolen vehicle. Following his contact with the individual, Deputy Kunze activated his radio’s emergency alert button, also calling out that he had been shot. During the encounter Deputy Kunze and the suspect exchanged gunfire. Both Deputy Kunze and the suspect succumbed to their wounds. Deputy Kunze, 41 years old, was a 12-year veteran with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and previously served six years with the Shawnee County Kansas Sheriff’s Office.