July 26, 2010
Shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, Great Bend Police Officers responded to a possible gunshot on the south side of Stone Lake.
Upon arrival, officers found a man in his 60s with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identify the victim identified as 63-year-old Walter E. Hackley. Preliminary investigation of incident showed Hackley was cleaning a hand gun and the weapon accidentally discharged striking Hackley and causing his death. According to the latest release, the investigation continues.