Slain Sedgwick County Sheriff Deputy to be honored this month

Matthew Harding
June 03, 2019 - 8:50 pm

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via KSN News


A Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty will be honored by the National Sheriffs' Association later this month. 

Deputy Robert Kunze will posthumously receive the Charles Meeks Award Deputy Sheriff of the year for Valor. The award, given by the National Sheriffs' Association,  recognizes a deputy sheriff who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and his/her agency or who has demonstrated conspicuous bravery in  performance of his/her duties.

Deputy Kunze was shot September 16, 2018 while trying to handcuff a man on suspicion of vehicle theft. Before he died, Kunze shot and killed his attacker, 29-year-old Robert Greeson, likely saving the lives of two witnesses hiding nearby.

His family will receive the honor on June 17. 

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