Truitt, Kenneth

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Truitt, Kenneth Gender: M
Kenneth Alton Truitt
born on 30 October 1930 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Daingerfield, Texas, 33n02, 94w43
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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American city councilman who was a victim of the 'Daingerfield church shooting,' a mass murder that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, United States on 22 June 1980. Alvin Lee King III, a former high school teacher, armed with a scoped, semi-automatic XM16E1-type derivative, an M1 carbine, and two revolvers, killed Truitt and another four people and wounded 10 others, after members of the church had declined his request to appear as character witnesses in a trial in which he was charged with raping his daughter.

Truitt was shot in the side about 11:30 AM and died shortly after noon in a nearby hospital. He died a hero because he was trying to reach the gunman to stop him.

King was arrested after shooting himself and charged with five counts of murder and ten counts of attempted murder, but committed suicide in his prison cell in the Daingerfield jail at around 4:30 AM on 19 January 1982, before he could be convicted.

Link to Daingerfield church shooting


  • associate relationship with Gandy, Gene (born 28 April 1931). Notes: Victims of same shooting


  • Death by Homicide 22 June 1980 at 12:15 PM in Daingerfield (Gunshot wounds, age 49)
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  • Health : Violent trauma 22 June 1980 at 11:30 AM in Daingerfield (Shot by gunman)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Birth date from United States Social Security Death Index.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (City councilman)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : Other Extraordinary (Heroic actions)