Gray County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Gray County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 300 South Main, Cimarron, 67835-0487 KS
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Gray County Sheriff's Office is located at 300 South Main, Cimarron, 67835-0487 KS. The Gray County Sheriff's Office phone number is 620-855-3916.

Gray County Sheriff's Office News

I picked up this daredevil dodging vehicles in the area of S Road and K-23 Highway. He is a tan and white male chihuahua.

Well, here we go again. The IRS, a branch of the federal government does not call you to tell about a warrant. The calls you are receiving or most likely will receive are a scam. The IRS doesn’t accept google payment or gift cards. Please do not send your hard earned money to these not so nice folks trying to scam you. Thank you.

Tomorrow on 10-03-2018 from 0930 to 1100 hours the Gray County Sheriff’s Office along with Gray County EMS, Cimarron Fire Dept. Gray County Emergency Management, the City of Cimarron Maintenance Dept. along with the Cimarron High School and Elementary School will conduct a crisis drill to test preparedness for faculty, staff, students and first responders. This is ONLY A DRILL. Thank you for your understanding.

*Shot and Killed In The Line Of Duty* The Gray County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our condolences to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the family of a fallen Brother in Blue. R.I.P. Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Kunar III Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Kunze III Sedgwick County Sheriff 's Office, Kansas End Of Watch: September 16, 2018 Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, was murdered after responding to a "suspicious character" call(details within). Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, Deputy Kunze had been Saving, Serving, and Protecting the People as a Law Enforcement Officer for 18 years. Brother Robert began his calling sworn with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office in 2000. He remained there for 6 years. In 2006, Deputy Kunze moved to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office where he has been for 12 years. Deputy Kunze first work several years on 2nd watch before transferring to first watch where he remained to this day. Our Brother was truly into this work we do. He was like a sponge and soaked up as much knowledge about so many different aspects of the job and then he worked hard to become advanced in numerous units and was a member of the critical incident and accident team. Deputy Kunze was also a trained FTO (Field Training Officer), a trained crisis intervention officer, and advanced radar proficient. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter adds: "Deputy Kunze was an exceptional Deputy. He was always available and willing to work and did so with pride. He was well-respected and incredibly liked by his peers as well as the citizens he served, known for his demeanor, his work ethic, and his ability to engage in conversation. He will be remember for all this along with his smile and his contagious laugh. Most importantly, he was an amazing husband and father. He will be missed by all." Courageous and Compassionate, Fearless and Fair, this Brave and Benevolent Son, Husband, Father, and Brother of Blue simply wanted to make a difference in his small corner of the world. May we take a part of Brother Robert's legacy with us when we enter our daily arenas as we continue to create our own. May we vow to continue with the same Honor, Integrity, and Bravery as this True Blue served. May we always remember how Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Kunze III - D1584 - Lived As Only A Hero Could. May we never forget how his life was so callously taken when he came running to stop a crime in progress ... saving lives as he gave his own. On Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1318hours(local), dispatch received calls regarding a suspicious character driving a black truck, looking to possibly commit theft of another truck and/or ATVs near 53rd Street North and 295th Street West. The citizens watched the subject and felt very strongly he was up to no good, so they called police. The citizens followed the suspect vehicle. Deputy Kunze and Deputy Farias responded. At 1342hours, Deputy Kunze spotted two trucks on the side of the road, with one truck having it's hood up, near the intersection of 295th Street West on 21st Street North. At 1348hours, Deputy Kunze pushed his panic button on his uniform and informed dispatch he had been shot. At 1349 hours, Deputy Farias arrived on scene to find his downed partner laying on his side behind one of trucks. Deputy Farias also found two citizens hiding behind the vehicle for safety. Deputy Farias then found the male suspect face down on the ground and a .40 caliber handgun by his side. Deputy Farias secured the weapon and checked for life on his partner. Another citizen who was driving by stopped and informed Deputy Farias he was an EMT. They both worked on our fallen Brother until EMS arrived and transported Deputy Kunze to St. Francis Hospital. The suspect was already deceased. Though the identity of the suspect is not yet known, it is believed he may be the suspect wanted in three thefts and aggravated robberies, all occurring just after midnight this same day before this fatal shooting. The gun was determined to be stolen as well as the truck he was driving. It is also now known that when Deputy Kunze arrived on scene, he actually confronted the suspect, had cause to do a patdown, retrieved the .40 caliber gun and secured it on his person, He then went to handcuff the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect was able to shoot Deputy Kunze one time before Deputy Kunze shot the suspect two times, neutralizing the threat, permanently. it is this action that, if not taken, this suspect may have shot the two citizens as they witnessed the shooting. In other words, Deputy Kunze, even after being critically shot, stayed the fight and made sure to keep the citizens safe. Sadly, and with very heavy hearts, this proved to be our Brother's final battle ... Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Kunze III D1584 succumbed to a single gunshot wound and was pronounced at the hospital at 1455hours. Robert leaves behind his beloved bride, a young daughter, and extended families. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire extended Kunze families, the Men and Women of the Sedgwick County SO, to all first-responders who came running to assist, to the staff at St. Francis, and to all whom have had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing and working along side this True Blue Hero. Our Brother, as you now patrol the Streets of Heaven may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on in the battles to come ... In Our Brother's Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir. Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Robert K. Kunze III D1584 ... We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE! We will update service and memorial information once finalized Suspected Cop Killer, deceased. Deputy Kunze is the 93rd Law Enforcement Line Of Duty death this year, 2018. (not including those whom have died In The Line Of Duty from 9/11 cancer this year, which stands at 65 thus far). Deputy Kunze is the 40th Law Enforcement Officer to die from gunshot wound In The Line Of Duty this year, 2018. All tributes of all of our fallen this year can be found in our 2018 True Blue Angels In Heaven album here: https://www.facebook.com/truebluewarriors/photos/a.1570368276344669.1073741977.238818532832990/1570369713011192/?type=3&theater ~written by Nessie for True Blue Warriors~ copyright2018 TrueBlueWarriors.org www.facebook.com/truebluewarriors email: AskTBW@gmail.com SCSO: https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/Sheriff/ https://www.facebook.com/SedgwickCountySheriff/ https://twitter.com/SGCountySheriff

On August 31,2018 at about 0316 hours Sgt. Meairs stopped a vehicle on 56 Highway near Ensign, Kansas for a traffic violation. During the stop he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the driver. During the stop Sgt. Meairs arrested the driver William Hanover and adult male for driving and drug offenses. Seized during the stop were two large bags of suspected marijuana and DAB which is a highly concentrated THC compound. Deputy Sallee assisted Sgt. Meairs on the stop and Hanover was lodged in the Meade County Jail. Although some argue it is only marijuana, it is still illegal in the State of Kansas and in violation of Federal Laws concerning controlled substances. Please be vigilant in your driving on the highways and streets this weekend and be aware of impaired or DUI drivers and report them. It might save your life or the life of a loved one or a friend.

Update: Charges are being reviewed for prosecution against Catherine K. Jones of Dodge City for the burglary and larceny to several automobiles in Montezuma on August 17,2018. Deputy Gonzalez worked the case and put pieces together from working with Comanche, Kiowa, Haskell and Ford Counties where Jones was believed to be committing the same types of crimes. She is currently awaiting sentencing on other cases which she will most likely spend time with Kansas Department of Corrections for other crimes that she had been convicted of. She is innocent until proven guilty in her case in Gray County. Thank you and as always if you see anything suspicious please contact us.

Good evening everyone. I just received a call from Sheriff Carr of the Ford County Sheriff’s Office. He had some information about a car stop and an investigation in Kiowa and Comanche Counties that is still developing, but looks promising that a suspect involved in the same types of crimes we took reports on yesterday is being investigated. This is still developing, but we are optimistic that leads might link their crime suspect with our cases. We will let you all know what becomes of this investigation.

It’s been a while since we have posted, but deputies have been busy and social media has taken a back seat to duty activities. However, we had four vehicles broken into in Montezuma earlier this morning. Personal and financial documents as well as cash were taken from the vehicles along with purses. The burglaries happened in the area around Bethel Home. The purses were noticed in a ditch by a farmer and he called the Sheriff’s Office to report the missing purses. Please lock your vehicles and keep your wallets and purses as well as other valuables locked up and out of sight. Also if you see a vehicle or person that doesn’t look right or is suspicious..... please call 911 to report this. We don’t want anyone taking a personal risk, but we appreciate a good description of persons and a tag number so we can follow up on your information. Haskell County also took a couple of reports of the same type of activity today. Thank you.

It’s beautiful in Gray County tonight!! Pictures taken looking northwest just west of Montezuma on 12rd and 12rd at ZZrd. Hope you enjoy!

Independence Day commemorates the Fourth of July, 1776, the date borne on the Declaration of Independence, by which representatives of “the thirteen united States of America” formally announced their irrevocable political separation from the government of Great Britain. The Gray County Sheriff’s Office would like the wish everyone a very safe and festive upcoming Independence Day. We hope the public not only has a wonderful holiday with family and friends, but takes time to remember the fallen heroes that made this, Our Independence, possible. We ask that you also educate your children about the meaning of this holiday, and the awesome sacrifice it took to attain it. Please keep your children safe by having sober adult supervision anytime there are fireworks included in your celebration. Also keep in mind that pets of your own, and neighbors pets, can be frightened, injured and lost, due to running away, during fireworks lighting. So please bring them inside to keep them safe. We would also like to ask that you are mindful of our Veterans, in your neighborhoods, that may be affected by the sound of fireworks do to the experiences they had while serving us. Fireworks Dates and Times Fireworks sales and lighting will be allowed June 27th - July 5th. All lighting and use of any type of fireworks will need to stop at midnight every night. Please use this as your guide during this years celebration. Thank you all for looking out for the safety of others, and respecting your neighbors during this Independence Day Celebration. Happy Independence Day!!

Update!! Dog has been found! Thank you all for your help!! ————————————————- Original Post: Ashley Moahan has a lost dog in the Ingalls area. The dog is a white female bullterrier with blk ears and a black eye. She has an Information tag and a rabies tag collar has a big pink bow. Please let us know if you find her by calling (620)855-3916. Thanks for your help!!

Good morning everyone, there is a concern about phone scams going on in the area. The latest information we have is a supposed family member mostly a grandson or granddaughter has had legal problems or been involved in a accident and they “ Only get one phone call from their lawyer.” This is false because if you retain a lawyer they will let you call as many people as you like. A jail only lets you make “your one phone call.” TV at its finest. So please be aware they are trying to get your money by Western Union or a transfer of your account to their account while playing on your sympathy and compassion. If you receive these type of calls please let us know and never send any money to them. Always check with the family member on your own and not by the number they give you to contact their lawyer with an accent. And the nice lady who reported this scam this morning said that the caller was playing the role of her grandson and had fairly good information about him. Always be aware. Have a safe day.

The Gray County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications for a full time communications position. An application for employment can be picked up from the Sheriff's Office and returned to Undersheriff Jeff Sharp for review.

Gray County Fire Department from Montezuma was dispatched to a grass fire in the 16000 block of Z Road at about 1:25 P.M. Three fire trucks and several firefighters were on scene and made quick work of a fire in close proximity to a house and several out buildings. The cause of the fire was sparks from a hot metal fence post that caught wheat stubble on fire which spread quickly with the wind and dry conditions.

At about 10:16 A.M. dispatch sent patrol deputies, Cimarron EMS and Cimarron & Ingalls Fire Rescue units to a two vehicle injury accident involving a pickup and a semi tractor trailer at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and 4 Road. Upon arrival all responding emergency personnel worked together to stop traffic, start extrication of one patient and treat the patient for injuries. KHP Troopers worked the accident and KDOT assisted and managed a large amount of backed up traffic. A crew of BNSF workers with heavy equipment along with a loader from Royal Dairy as well as a tractor and an operator that was in the area assisted with the accident scene. A Life Flight Helicopter was dispatched in high winds and transported the patient to a Wichita hospital. Sheriff Kramer would like to thank everyone involved with this incident for their team work and dedication to helping others in emergency situations.

Members of the South Gray Fire Department fighting a grass fire in the south ditch on Hwy 56 east of Montezuma, Kansas. These dedicated volunteers leave their jobs and families to protect lives and property whenever the pager goes off. Please respect them and keep them safe by doing your part to prevent fires.

Beginning February 26 thru March 9, the Gray County Sheriff’s Office will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 40% of those teens were NOT PROPERLY RESTRAINED. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the tristate area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than thirty years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. Sheriff Kramer says, “Even one teen death is unacceptable. Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”

A gentleman lost a suitcase and a harness on Ingalls Blacktop north of Highway 50 in the area of the radio tower today 02-16-18. If anyone found it and could turn it in to the Sheriffs’ Office it would be very appreciated. It looks similar to the photo.

The Sheriff is asking everyone to be aware that telephone and text scams are actively occurring in our county. The last messages however were on Facebook messenger. Please do not respond to anyone asking you to send money to Western Union or any other person where they ask you to give them any money in exchange for large sums of money in return. This is a scam. Investigations are ongoing and local names , phone numbers and photos are being used by the suspects to convince you of the validity of their cause. Again, this is a scam!!

PSA For those who plan to drive today, please plan accordingly. The roads are icy and snow has accumulated in the towns of Gray County. Please be safe and slow down.

We had a report of possible suspicious activity by two adult males in a black SUV in the SW portion of Gray County by 7 Road and Z Road. The reporting party stated they were trying to offer free steam cleaning on a Friday night. We don’t have much info other than they were polite and there was no equipment present with them on the sales pitch. If you have contact with two males selling “Free” steam cleaning please contact the Sheriff’s office at 620-855-3916 and if it is an emergency please use 911. We are not saying these gentlemen did anything wrong, but it is suspicious in nature.

Gray County Sheriff's Office is currently taking applications for a Full time Dispatchers position, applications can be picked up from the Sheriff's Office and returned to Head Dispatcher- Amanda Lacy

Our dispatch just received a 911 call of an adult male who was struck by a rattlesnake in the southern portion of our county. He was out hunting pheasants and quail in high grass when the snake bit him. Please use caution when working or enjoying the outdoors and beware that even though it is at the end of November, venomous snakes are out and do pose a severe threat. EMS transported the victim to Western Plains Hospital for treatment and an EMT is driving the victims pickup and dogs to the hospital for the man. A painful experience to say the least.

We would like to ask the residents of Gray County, and the public, to please use the correct form of reporting things that need to be taken care of in a timely fashion. If you have an emergency please call 911. For all other questions, concerns and any other type of reports, please use the admin line 855-3916. This platform, meaning Facebook and Messenger, should not be used for any type of reporting due to it not being monitored 24/7. Thank you all for your cooperation.