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Patrolman Kenneth P. Stiverson

Fort Wayne Police Department

Patrolman Kenneth P. Stiverson

Fort Wayne Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, July 17, 1969

Biographical Info
Age: 36
Tour of Duty: 14 years
Badge Number: 154

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 17, 1969
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Patrolman Kenneth Stiverson was shot and killed while attempting to negotiate with an escaped mental patient who had hijacked a bus. Patrolman Stiverson was sitting in the passenger seat of the cruiser and his partner was providing cover during the incident. The suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Stiverson in the chest and shooting his partner five times, wounding him. The partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Patrolman Stiverson had served with the Fort Wayne Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and five sons.

In memory of his service, Patrolman Stiverson's badge number, 154, was adopted by the Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Sheriff's Department as their radio call sign for officer needs assistance.






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