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Car wash cleans Sedgwick County's patrol cars ahead of Kunze's funeral

Published: Sep. 20, 2018 at 5:27 PM CDT
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Sedgwick County continues to pour out its support following the death of fallen Dep. Robert Kunze

The deputy, who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, will be laid to rest in Wichita on Friday.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office posted photos on Facebook showing employees at Joe's Car Wash washing all of its patrol cars ahead of Kunze's funeral on Friday.

The sheriff's office said the business offered the service free of charge so that the cars would be perfect for the service.

"These men and women at Joe's worked hard to make sure the cars are spotless," reads the post.

The sheriff's office also shared a painting of Dep. Kunze created by Jonny Castro Art. The sheriff's office said it received professionally printed 11"x 14" prints of the painting to help keep Kunze "close to us and his family."

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office's at the County Courthouse, ORU, and Records will be closed tomorrow while we attend Deputy Kunze's funeral.

Posted by Sedgwick County Sheriff on Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office's at the County Courthouse, ORU, and Records will be closed tomorrow while employees attend the funeral which is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple in Wichita.

Students at Wichita's Benton Elementary School will be out waving flags along the processional route.

The Sedgwick County Tag office says its employees will be honoring Dep. Kunze by wearing their "Back the Blue" shirt. The front of the shirts will read,"IN THIS FAMILY, NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE.

Students and staff at Campus High School will be wearing blue in honor of the deputy for their Spirit Day. The Haysville School District says the school, which is celebrating its homecoming, will use the gesture to honor Kunze's heroism.

Students and staff at Derby Hills Elementary will also have a "blue out" on its "Panther Green" day on Friday. Teachers and staff at the school will also donate $10 to wear jeans all next week as a part of its "Jeans for a Cause." All the proceeds from the event will be given to the family. In addition, several of the classes made cards to send to the family.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office's at the County Courthouse, ORU, and Records will be closed tomorrow while we attend Deputy Kunze's funeral.

Posted by Sedgwick County Sheriff on Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Posted by Derby Hills Elementary on Wednesday, September 19, 2018