Hero Down: Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze Murdered

Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze was murdered in the line of duty Sunday afternoon.

Sedgwick County, KS - Deputy Robert Kunze III with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office was murdered in the line of duty on Sunday afternoon.

According to the sheriff's office, the incident started with a call of suspicious person in the area of 53rd Street North and 295th Street West at around 1:18 p.m.

Deputy Kunze located somebody matching the suspect description at 295th Street West on 21st Street North at around 1:42 p.m.

Six minutes after making contact, Deputy Kunze activated his emergency help button on his radio.

A second deputy arrived to find Deputy Kunze and the suspect down from gunshot wounds.

The suspect was pronounced dead on scene.

Deputy Kunze was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around 2:55 p.m.

It has not been disclosed if the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if Deputy Kunze shot him.

No information about the identify of the suspect has been disclosed as of this writing.

The agency added that Deputy Kunze was 41 years old and a 12 year veteran of the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office.

Prior to his employment with the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office, Deputy Kunze was a 6 year veteran of the Shawnee County Sheriffs Office.

He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sedgwick County Deputy Kunze, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Robert Kunze III, your life mattered.

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SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

GOD BLESS DEPUTY KUNZE AND HIS FAMILY. THANK YOU OUR GREAT AMERICAN HERO IN BLUE.

flagwaver
flagwaver

Heart sick about losing another hero in blue. RIP God bless his family and give them comfort. God bless all our LEOS and God bless our beautiful America. God bless Blue Lives Matter.

Mrs10
Mrs10

My heart breaks for the senseless loss of another Hero. May God Keep You and Your Family In His Mighty Arms. 💙

harryres
harryres

R.I.P. my brother in Law Enforcement your a TRUE HERO now serving with our Lord & Savior in Heaven....Prayers for the wife & daughter, family members, friends, and fellow Law Enforcement Officers.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Rest in peace, Deputy Kunze. May God provide comfort to your family, both blood and blue.

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