Police Release Names of Officers Involved in Ledyard-Officer Involved Shooting

Ledyard Police have released the names of the officers who were involved in an officer-involved shooting last weekend.

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Ledyard Police were involved in a traffic pursuit that ended in the rear yard of a home on Reservoir View.

During the incident, police said two officers fired shots and the driver was hit by gunfire.

Ledyard Police have identified the two officers who fired the shots during the incident as Officer Benjamin Burbank and Officer First Class Bobby Kempke. Officer Burbank is a five-year veteran of the Ledyard Police Department and Officer First Class Kempke is a 13-year veteran, police said.

Other officers who were involved or assisting in the traffic pursuit were Sgt. Ernest Bailey, Sgt. Thomas Olsen and Officer Kyle Long. All are assigned to the Ledyard Police Patrol Division, officers said.

Sgt. Bailey is a ten-year veteran, Sgt. Olsen is a 21-year veteran and Officer Long is a four-year veteran.

The incident remains under investigation at the direction of the New London County State's Attorney's Office with assistance from Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad.

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