Type of Officer: Detective
Jurisdiction: Sedgwick County
County: Sedgwick
Death Date: 2/2/1988
Added to Memorial: 1988
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On February 2, 1988, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives met with resistance while executing a search warrant on suspects in a Wichita residence. Upon hearing the officers, the main suspect ran into the kitchen and took a human shield. When Detective Terry McNett entered the kitchen to secure the room he was shot and died instantly. The suspect came out of the kitchen and fired at deputies. He was shot in both legs and after a short standoff was taken into custody. He was convicted and is now serving a 103-year sentence.