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Justice for Sgt. Kenneth Vann

Bexar County Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Kenneth G. Vann was brutally shot and killed early Saturday morning (May 28, 2011) as he sat in his patrol car while stopped at a traffic light in San Antonio, Texas.

This was a tragedy for Sgt. Vann’s family, to be sure. But it was also a tragedy for every citizen of Bexar County, Texas. Not just another murder, the vicious ambush on Sgt. Vann was an affront to our entire system of law and order. Those who attack peace officers do not merely attack the man or woman behind the badge, they challenge the very foundations of our justice system.

On Sunday, June 5, 2011, the Bexar County Sheriff made an arrest in the case after a tipster called authorities. Bexar County citizens are justifiably proud of the tireless work done by the joint task force made up of several law enforcement agencies, including: the Bexar County Sheriff, the San Antonio Police Department, the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney, US Customs and Border Protection, and others.

Crime Stoppers has proven its worth time and time again. If you would like to make a contribution to this valuable public agency simply click on the link below for more information.


Citizens with information about this crime or any crime may call the 24-hour TEXAS CRIME STOPPERS "Hot Line" toll free at 1-800-252-TIPS or call CRIME STOPPERS OF SAN ANTONIO at (210) 224-STOP.

Arrest made in ambush murder of Sgt. Kenneth Vann
SAN ANTONIO - Dozens of law enforcement agents from several departments arrested a man accused of ambushing and killing a Bexar County Sheriff's deputy last Saturday morning.

Sheriff's office: Gun matches one used to kill Sgt. Vann
SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the semiautomatic assault-type rifle recovered at the home of suspected killer Mark Anthony Gonzalez matches the weapon used in the murder of Sgt. Kenneth Vann.

$1.5 Million Bond Set For Accused Deputy's Killer
SAN ANTONIO -- A 41-year-old man was being held Monday in the Bexar County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million on a capital murder charge in connection with the ambush and slaying of Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Kenneth Vann.