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For Immediate Release
Date: December 6, 2019
Contact: Sheriff Jeff Easter
Telephone: 316-660-3900

Deputy Arrested 12.6.2019

On the December 6, 2019, 2018, a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s  Detention Deputy was arrested by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation alleging Deputy Shawn McGonnigil was stalking a coworker.  Detention Deputy McGonnigil, has been employed by the Sheriff’s Office for approximately 6 years. 

The specific allegation is KSA 21-5427: Recklessly engaging in a course of conduct targeted at a specific person which would cause a reasonable person in the circumstances of the targeted person to fear for such person's safety, or the safety of a member of such person's immediate family and the targeted person is actually placed in such fear.

In addition to the criminal case, an investigation is also being conducted by the Professional Standards Unit of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.  The deputy was placed on Administrative Leave pending the results of the internal investigation.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization that honors our core values of, Integrity, Duty, Ethics, Attitude, Leadership and Service.  The Sheriff’s Office takes pride in demonstrating these values on a daily basis. Every alleged complaint is taken seriously and is investigated either criminally or internally including false complaints of misconduct.                  

Deputies are not above the law and the Sheriff’s Office will always investigate any crime with the due diligence that the public entrusts in us.

No more comments will be made by the Sheriff’s Office and all other inquires will need to be made to the District Attorneys office.