"The mission of the Kingman Police Department is to create a safer community by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our residents and visitors, and building trust in partnership with the public."
"While honoring the noble traditions of law enforcement and the unique history of Kingman, we look forward to a diverse future through dedication to active partnerships with the community by being proactive in reducing crime, apprehending criminal offenders, and aggressively addressing all public safety concerns with honor, integrity and courage."
VALUES - Honor, Integrity & Courage
"Honor the profession by valuing those whom we serve with and alongside in our community, maintaining integrity in all areas of conduct and behavior in accordance with the oath of office, and having the courage to confidently and humbly fulfill the mandates of our profession while recognizing the higher authority of the public's trust."
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News & Announcements
UPDATE to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office OIS
**UPDATE to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office OIS**
Buddy Dale Lott has been identified as the deceased 50-year-old Kingman man from yesterday’s Officer-Involved Shooting. Today, the Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Mr. Lott’s cause of death was suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The investigation remains on-going and no other details will be released at this time.
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See previous release below for further details.
* Wednesday, May 13, 2020 *
Release #: 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
**Kingman Police Department Investigating Mohave County Sheriff’s Officer-Involved Shooting**
Kingman Police detectives are conducting a criminal investigation of an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, May 13th, at about 12:30pm, in the area of Shaeffer Ave. and Norrie Dr. The involved officer is a deputy with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, wherein a 50-year-old Kingman man was killed. The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed, but may have been self-inflicted.
Earlier in the day Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives attempted to make a traffic stop on a black in color Chevrolet Suburban. The driver of the Suburban fled, refusing to stop. Later, an MCSO deputy observed a vehicle matching this description in the area of Tommie Dr., driving erratically. At one point the suspect driver stopped and exited the vehicle armed with a handgun. The driver refused the deputy’s commands and allegedly pointed the handgun at the deputy. The deputy did not fire at the suspect. The suspect did not shoot at the deputy and continued to walk through the neighborhood holding the handgun. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect holding the gun to his own head.
A second deputy attempted to confront the suspect in the area of Shaeffer Ave. and Norrie Dr. At this point the suspect allegedly pointed the handgun at the deputy. The deputy discharged his firearm at the suspect several times. The suspect continued to flee on foot. The suspect was found nearby, deceased. The suspect had multiple bullet wounds, one possibly being self-inflicted.
Per standard procedure the deputy who fired at the suspect has been placed on administrative leave. The suspect’s identity is not being released pending next of kin notification.
No further information is being released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.
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