The family of a Kansas sheriff’s deputy who was killed in the line of duty will get $300,000 in a worker’s compensation settlement over his death in September.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the Sedgwick County Commission approved settlement payouts to Deputy Robert Kunze’s widow and young daughter on Wednesday.
Kunze was fatally shot on September 16th when attempting to handcuff a man on suspicion of vehicle theft about 20 miles west of downtown Wichita.
The sheriff’s department says Kunze killed his attacker , 29-year-old Robert Greeson, and likely saved the lives of two witnesses before he died from a gunshot wound. Greeson had a history of drug convictions.
The commission’s chairman, David Dennis, called Kunze a hero who “touched the lives of all the folks here in Sedgwick County.”