Deputy Sheriff Robert Kunze was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person call in a rural area near the intersection of North 295th Street West and West 21st Street North.
He arrived at the scene and made contact with a male subject in a stolen vehicle. During the encounter he and the subject exchanged shots and both were fatally shot. Deputy Kunze’s backup officer arrived at the scene and located Deputy Kunze suffering from a gunshot wound.
Deputy Kunze had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and had previously served with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He is survived by his wife and child.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Jeff Easter
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
141 W Elm Street
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: (316) 660-3900