logo for print

DPS Officer killed in head-on crash

Sixty-three-year-old Corporal John Kendall crossed over the median

Duty Death: John Kendall - [Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

By PoliceOne Staff

HOLDEN, La. — A DPS Capitol Police officer was killed in a three-car crash Tuesday night.

Corporal John Kendall, 63, was driving on an interstate highway when he crossed over the median and hit two other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, according to state troopers.

Kendall, a retired state trooper, died at the scene, according to WAFB. His name will be engraved onto a memorial wall.

"He epitomizes when you talk about a police officer. The dedication, the integrity of why you wear this badge," said Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson.

Join the discussion


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and help honor America’s law enforcement officers – especially our fallen heroes

Donate now


Concerns of Police Survivors

COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Copyright © 2018 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.