WICHITA, Kan. - Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy, Robert Kunze, has been laid to rest at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Deputy Kunze's funeral service began at 10 a.m., at Central Community Church. The service opened with a special rendition of Amazing Grace, sung by Kansas City, Kansas Police Detective, Danon Vaughn. Fellow deputies, friends, and Sheriff Jeff Easter spoke at the service. Law enforcement from across the country attended the service, or lined Maple for Deputy Kunze's procession. Some officers came from as far away as New York.
After the service, Deputy Kunze's procession carried him to Resthaven, passing under a large American flag hung between fire trucks on 119th Street West. People lined Maple to watch the procession, and show support for Deputy Kunze and his family. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office streamed as they drove in the procession, which lasted for 30 minutes.
Law enforcement officers from surrounding counties and states attended Deputy Kunze's graveside service.
Deputy Kunze was laid to rest after a 21 gun salute, the playing of taps, and a flyover by Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft. An End of Watch Call was also put out over the police radio system.
If you would like to help out Deputy Kunze's family, you can make a donation anytime through the Honore Adversis Foundation. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office also has a donation option on their Facebook page.
If you would like to send a card to Deputy Kunze's family, you can mail one to the Sheriff's Office, at 141 West Elm, Wichita, KS, 67203.