OFFICER DOWN Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann
Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tour of Duty: 24 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: May 28, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large
Sergeant Kenneth Vann was shot and killed in an ambush while stopped at a red light on Rigsby Avenue at 2:12 am.
He was responding to a non-emergency call and had stopped for a red light at the intersection of Rigsby Avenue and SE Loop 410. A car pulled up next to his patrol car on the passenger side and the occupant(s) immediately opened fire with no warning. Sergeant Vann was struck by multiple shots. His patrol car rolled through the intersection and was stopped by crash barriers. He succumbed to his wounds before arriving at a local hospital.
The other vehicle fled the scene and the suspect(s) remain at large.
Sergeant Vann had served with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for over 24 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. His wife also serves with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Agency Contact Information
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
200 North Comal
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 335-6000