Golf tourney renamed for Wichita investigator

KSN News (file)
KSN News

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — The Wichita Crime Commission is renaming its golf tournament for a Wichita homicide investigator best known for breaking the BTK serial killer case.

The group said Monday it would rename its tournament after the late police Lt. Ken Landwehr, who loved golf. Landwehr retired in 2012 after a 35-year career with the Wichita Police Department. He died in January.

Crime Commission Director Gordon Bassham says in a news release that the tournament will now be known as the Ken Landwehr Make Good Choices Golf Tournament.

Bassham says Landwehr was a big believer in the commission’s youth-focused crime prevention projects. The program arranges field trips for high school students to prisons where inmates talk to them about how their incarceration began with making bad life decisions. 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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