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KBI investigating law enforcement officer’s death in northeast Kansas

BROWN COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a law enforcement officer in northeast Kansas.

Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday a member of the Iowa Tribal Police Department discovered the patrol officer from the Sac and Fox Police Department, deceased in his patrol vehicle near the intersection of 330th Street and Longspur Road. That’s near the Kansas and Nebraska border, north of Hiawatha.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office requested the KBI’s help to investigate the circumstance of the death.

The officer has been identified as 43-year-old Kirby Robidoux, of Falls City, Nebraska.

KBI said Robidoux was on duty when law enforcement officers in the area began search for him after he didn’t respond to dispatchers conducting a routine radio check.

At this time, foul play is not suspected, but a full investigation is being conducted, according to KBI. The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy will be performed, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Kirby was a very dedicated officer who always had a kind word for everyone he met.”

According the the police department’s website, the Sac and Fox Police Department consists of five full-time officers.

The Sac and Fox Police Department is responsible for all criminal complaints on the Sac and Fox Reservation in both Kansas and Nebraska and also on all tribal trust properties.

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