On the afternoon of December 17, 2007 at approximately 1:40 p.m., Detective Kent Haws (38) of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was shot while investigating suspicious activity in the area of Avenue 344 and Road 156. Det. Haws died at Kaweah-Delta Hospital at 3:10 p.m.
An individual detained near the scene and originally identified as a suspect was later termed a “person of interest.”
More details will be provided as available, including funeral service information.