Officer Jacob LaMunyon, of the Wichita Police Department, responds to a call of a burglary in progress at a recycling center. As officers approach the scene, a young man matching the dispatcher’s description is spotted pedaling away from the area at a high speed. Officer LaMunyon gives chase and the male stops. He initially refuses to provide a name and is taken into custody for obstruction as he is found at the scene of the crime. As they continue the investigation a second male suspect pedals up to the scene meanwhile, the manager of the recycling yard arrives and officers are able to review surveillance footage. The footage shows the two men wearing masks while smashing the recycling center’s window. When they confront the two men, one of them leads the officers to the stolen items where they recover a backpack with a stolen magnet and two-way radios. Officer LaMunyon asks one of the suspects why he returned to the scene and his reply was that he didn’t want his friend to go to jail alone.

Story Title 

Southside Scavenger Hunt

Name

Jacob LaMunyon

Rank

Officer

Agency

Wichita Police Department

Age

28

Hire Date

July 2016

Originally From

Wichita, KS

How did you get into Law Enforcement?

I knew at a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. My grandfather had a career in law enforcement and has always been a role model of mine. I look up to him and his achievements in life.  

What was your first arrest?

I responded to a disturbance call of a man who was trespassing meanwhile refusing to leave a local business. I arrested the man after he refused to leave.  

What is your favorite part about your job?

Being able to go to work every day with the possibility of helping someone and making a positive impact in my community.

Hobbies

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and watching the Dallas Cowboys play football.

Favorite Quote

There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit. – Ronald Reagan

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