Family receives national award on behalf of slain Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy

Published: Jun. 3, 2019 at 1:59 PM CDT
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Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy Robert K. Kunze III will posthumously receive a national award from the National Sheriffs’ Association this summer.

Deputy Kunze was chosen for his service to the people of Sedgwick County, Kansas. He was killed in the line of duty last year.

Deputy Kunze’s family will receive the Charles “Bud” Meeks Award Deputy Sheriff of the year for Valor on Monday, June 17, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky at the association’s annual conference.

The award, given annually 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 the performance of his/her duties.

The award is given in memory and in honor of Sheriff Bud Meeks from Allen County, Indiana, who was a previous Executive Director of the National Sheriffs’ Association.