Highway dedicated for fallen Atchison Officer

Courtesy: KDOT

ATCHISON (KSNT) – New highway signs were unveiled honoring Sergeant David Enzbrenner at a ceremony Tuesday at in Atchison.

Guest speakers included Kansas Representative Jerry Henry; City of Atchison Mayor David Butler; City of Atchison Chief of Police Michael Wilson and Kerry Enzbrenner, widow of Sgt. Enzbrenner.

During the 2014 legislative session, Rep. Jerry Henry took forward legislation to begin the process for the memorial highway naming. After several committee hearings and discussion in both the House and the Senate Chambers, H.B. 2424 was adopted and in April 2014, Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill into law.

Sgt. David Enzbrenner was a 24-year veteran with the Atchison Police Department, who was fatally wounded, losing his life in the line of duty on Friday, December 9, 2011. Sgt. Enzbrenner who was just 46-years-old, was shot and killed while assisting with a nuisance abatement clean-up in Atchison. He is survived by his wife, Kerry, who shared memories of her beloved husband at today’s event, and three children.

David was a valuable member of the law enforcement community and was well-respected by his peers and the Atchison community whom he served faithfully from 1987 until his untimely death. David’s wife and children originally lived along the portion of K-7 that will be named in his memory and will now serve as a reminder of this officer’s 24-years of dedication and service to protect the Atchison community.

The Atchison community raised the money needed to produce the two signs that will be installed on K-7. The signs for K-7 were produced in 2014 and will be installed later today on K-7, one just north of 302nd Road in Atchison County, and the other sign just south of the K-7 and U.S. 36 junction in Doniphan County.

 

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