Spokane – The memorial service for the late Spokane Police Officer Kurt Henson is scheduled for Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Post Falls, ID.
Officer Henson’s family did not release a location for the service, and they requested no media presence there.
Authorities said the 47 year-old was riding his personal Harley Davidson with Kimberly Lenox, 43, when he struck an abrupt lane edge in a construction zone. The impact threw both Henson and Lenox from the motorcycle. Evidence shows the bike slid on its side before stopping. Authorities say Henson came to rest on the road and Lenox on the side of the road.
Authorities said Brianna Knapp's vehicle hit the 12-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department after he crashed July 24 on Highway 200 near Clark Fork.
Knapp was driving a Dodge pickup following behind the motorcycle and allegedly ran over Henson and the bike. Idaho State Police said Knapp fled the scene, and the truck was later located. Knapp contacted law enforcement authorities and was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
Henson died at the scene. Lenox was transported to the hospital and later released in good condition.
According to court documents, when interviewed, Knapp said she came around a corner, saw a vehicle stopped on the side of the road, swerved to avoid it and struck a raised edge in the construction area.
Documents say Knapp stated she stopped to inspect the damage, traveled another half mile and pulled to the side of the road because of damage to the right tire.
Authorities said another driver stopped and gave her a ride to Clark Fork.
Court papers say a witness saw Knapp’s pickup hit the motorcycle and most likely Hansen, but never does Knapp mention anything about hitting the bike in her account.
According to court documents Knapp does say there was a cup of alcohol in her vehicle, but it was from the previous day.
Knapp had tears in eyes and her voice quivered as she answered yes and no questions at a court appearance last week. She cried when the judge read her charges, one of which was leaving the scene of an injury accident.
The judge set bail for Knapp at $25,000.
Idaho State Police would like to talk to the driver that gave her a ride.