Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office identifies man found in F.O.P. Lake

MAIZE, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE: The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office has released the name of the man found in the FOP Lake in the 6600 block of North Ridge Road on Monday.

The sheriff's office said William R. Ammons, Jr., 54, from Wichita, never returned from fishing.

The sheriff's office said Ammons was not a law enforcement officer, but he did have permission to be fishing on the lake.

The sheriff's office said Ammons was fishing with friends earlier in the evening then stayed to fish by himself after his friends left.

Detectives are still working out a timeline of all of the details.

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A 54-year-old man's body was found in a private lake northwest of Wichita Monday morning.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says the incident occurred at the F.O.P. Lake in the 6200 block of N. Ridge Road.

The sheriff's office says the man was fishing on the lake Sunday night and never returned home.

They believe he had been invited to fish on the lake.

The man's name has not been released.

The Fraternal Order of Police released the following statement regarding the incident:
Last night, there was an unfortunate death at the private lake on North Ridge Road, owned by the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5, Wichita, KS (FOP). This was FOP members guest. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is the investigatory agency; so, any inquiries about the incident should be directed to them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the decedent's family, and we ask that everyone respect their privacy.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States with more than 330,000 members. FOP Lodge #5 is the largest local lodge in the State of Kansas with more than 650 members.