Patrolman
Kenneth Paul Stiverson
Fort Wayne Police Department
Thursday, July 17, 1969

Age: 36
Served: 14 years
Badge #: 154
Military Service:
Panel 54W, Line 16
Panel L4, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, July 17, 1969

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:

Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Info:
Shot and killed
Burial Location:
Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne

   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 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.