Man who helped after Rice Co. undersheriff’s shooting to be honored

Posted Nov 29, 2019 4:30 PM

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — One of the Good Samaritans who tried to help after a Kansas undersheriff was shot will receive an award this month.


Michael Craven Sr. and William Cundith pulled in behind Rice County Undersheriff Chad Murphy’s truck in April after David Madden shot him four times, possibly scaring Madden away. While they called for help and tended to Murphy’s wounds, Madden went to fetch more weapons. He then fatally shot his father, wounded the sheriff and killed himself.


Madden had been under investigation in the 2015 disappearance of his girlfriend, Megan Renee Foglesong.


Next week, Craven is scheduled to receive the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association Citizens Award at Sterling College, where he now works. The undersheriff says he owes his life to Craven and Cundith.

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