Patrolman William Kenner

Photo of Patrolman William Kenner
End of Watch: Sat, May 7th, 1955
Date of Incident: Fri, May 6th, 1955
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 23 years
Age: 60


He was survived by his wife.


Patrolman Kenner was shot and killed as he attempted to disarm a suspect. He entered a tavern where the suspect had just shot another man in the foot. The suspect shot Patrolman Kenner when he ordered him to drop his shotgun.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison on November 9, 1955.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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