First responders and Sedgwick Country Law Enforcement bought 660 boxes of Girls Scout cookies from the daughter of Deputy Robert Kunze.
It was on September 16 that Robert Kunze with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office was fatally shot and killed by an assailant when responding to an incident. Although he was wearing a protective vest, he was shot just above it, and still managed to return fire and kill his assailant in the line of duty.
Deputy Sheriff Robert Kunze of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious…
Sheriff Jeff Easter said, “Tragedy has struck the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, a family member of ours has been killed in the line of duty.” The assailant was identified as 29-year-old Robert Greeson, who had had run-ins with the law before and recently he had stolen a truck and a gun and was reported by some people because of suspicious behavior, and Kunze answered the call and went to the scene.
Kunze arrived at the scene at 1:42 pm and it was 7 minutes later that a second deputy arrived there, but the shooting had already taken place. Kunze had approached Greeson, patted him down, found and removed a weapon from him, but in the process of handcuffing him, he got into an altercation with him which led to the attack.
All the while, the witnesses were near the scene and if Greeson was not killed, he would have easily taken their lives. “Without a doubt in my mind, (Kunze) prevented loss of other life because of the two witnesses standing there” Easter said. “They’re witnesses to (the suspect) murdering a sheriff’s deputy. That puts them in harm.”
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He continued saying that Deputy Kunze would always be missed for his smile, contagious laugh and talent of engaging anyone and everyone in a conversation and that the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Kunze family had suffered a great loss.
After the passing of several months, it seemed like the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office had now found a way to support Kunze daughter the same way he would have as a father.
It was Girl Scout Cookie time and just like many parents would be carrying their kids’ wares to work and set up some sort of display, Kunze’s daughter obviously was missing her dad and the sheriff’s office saw their opportunity in that and decided to carry out Deputy Kunze’s responsibility to take care of things and see if anyone would like to buy some of the cookies.
So they ended up purchasing purchasing 660 boxes of the infamous cookies, giving her the much needed push in her endeavour. They said, “We just kinda wanted to help her in any way we can, she’s a special girl.”
Yes we agree that she is a special girl and thanks to the Deputies in the Sheriff’s office who have gone above the call of duty to lend a helping hand to the Kunze family.