A Hermann, Missouri, police officer who was wounded in a shooting that killed a fellow officer earlier this year will returned home Tuesday night after spending over seven months in a Colorado rehabilitation hospital, the Hermann Police Department announced.
Officer Adam Sullentrup and Detective Sgt. Mason Griffith were dispatched to the Casey’s General Store in Hermann in March to arrest Kenneth Lee Simpson, 34, for multiple outstanding warrants from Franklin and Warren counties. Simpson allegedly opened fire on the two officers, killing Griffith and severely wounding Sullentrup. Sullentrup was shot in the head and side, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Simpson was arrested following an hourslong standoff in a Hermann home. He was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and first-degree assault. He has pleaded not guilty. Trial is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2026, KOMU reports.