Memorial fund set up for deputy, wife killed in motorcycle accident

Jail Deputy Shawn Schellenger (Courtesy: Reno County Sheriff's Department)
Jail Deputy Shawn Schellenger (Courtesy: Reno County Sheriff's Department)

GREAT BEND, Kansas – A memorial fund has been set up for the children of a Reno County jail deputy and his wife who died in a motorcycle crash during the weekend.

Reno County Jail Deputy Shawn Schellenger and his wife, Danielle, died of injuries they suffered Saturday in Great Bend. The sheriff’s office says they were on a motorcycle when a trailer detached from an oncoming truck and hit their motorcycle. Danielle Schellenger died Saturday and her husband died Sunday.

The sheriff’s department said Monday that a memorial fund has been established at the First National Bank of Hutchinson for 5-year-old Warren Schellenger and his sister, 7-year-old Dominique.

Both children were on other motorcycles when the accident happened. They were not hurt and are currently being cared for by a family friend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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