The Kansas Highway Patrol wishes to express its heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Retired Captain Kenneth “Kenny” P. Mumford.
Kenny began his career with the Kansas Highway Patrol in June of 1964. Upon completion of his training, he was stationed in Holton. In January of 1969, he transferred to the Patrol’s Aircraft division as a Pilot. In May of 1972, he began working with the Governor’s Security detail as a co-pilot on the executive aircraft, and providing personal security for Governor Docking. He was promoted to Sergeant in July of 1974, remaining with Governor’s Security. He transferred to Phillipsburg as a Field Sergeant in August of 1975. He transferred back to the Aircraft division in 1979. In August of 1986, he transferred to Protective Services for Governor Carlin. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October of 1986. He was promoted to Captain, and assumed command of the Protective Services detail in October of 1992. On May 17, 1995, after serving the State and citizens of Kansas for 31 years, Captain Kenny Mumford retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol. He had provided protective services for six governors of Kansas when he retired. Kenny continued to serve the state, rejoining the Patrol in the Capitol Area Security Police (CASP) unit, as an officer, where he served from October of 1996 until July of 2008.
Kenny will be greatly missed by his friends and family of the Kansas Highway Patrol.