Bobby F. Stout

July 8, 1932October 16, 2020

On Friday, the 16th of October 2020, Bobby F. Stout was called to Heaven. He had endured many months of age-related illness but moved on peacefully. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Jerry, his son, Bill, and his two grandsons, of whom he bragged about to all who would listen, Michael, and Christian. All of them reside in the Wichita area. Bobby was born in July of 1932 in Russellville, Alabama. He had an older brother, Bill, and an older sister, Grace Elois, both of whom he will be able to reunite with in Heaven. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. His duty station was in Hutchinson, Kansas, which is how he came to know Wichita. After his enlistment was complete, he moved to Wichita, met his wife Jerry, and took a job as a patrolman with the Wichita Police Department. Bobby rose through the ranks, and even attended school at Wichita State University to complete his bachelor and even a master's degree. He even taught night school at Wichita State in the 1970's. Many still remember the hit song from the Jerry Hahn Brotherhood "Captain Bobby Stout," for which he was the inspiration. The song centered around a man being arrested for drug charges, ironically, Bobby was actually part of the WPD vice squad at the time, but he did love the song. Bobby retired from WPD in 1980 as Deputy Chief and moved on to spend the next 30 years as the Executive Director of the Wichita Crime Commission. He was the face, and voice, of Crime Stoppers for many years. Many will remember his closing words: "If you know who committed this crime, or any crime, call Crime Stoppers at two six seven twenty-one eleven. You could be eligible for a cash reward, and none will ever ask your name..." Though he has left this world, he will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that you take a moment to show gratitude to those in our community who have chosen to serve and protect us by putting their lives on the line. A memorial is being planned. There will be no formal funeral as Covid restrictions have caused many issues. There will be an informal "come and go" memorial on Saturday, October 31st from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at the Midian Shrine Center (Scimitar room) at 130 N Topeka in Wichita. At this time you may pay your respects to Bobby and the family.


  • Wichita Metro Crime Commission Inc.


31 October

Informal Come and Go

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Midian Shrine Center

Scimitar Room

130 N Topeka
Wichita, Kansas


Bobby F. Stout

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Nola Tedesco Foulston

October 21, 2020

I was so sorry to hear that my wonderful friend Bobby Stout had recently passed away. My sincere condolences to the family. I so enjoyed seeing Bobby through the years and he was always willing to help out whenever needed. He was a distinguished law enforcement officer and spokesman for Crime Stoppers. He was an asset to all law enforcement members and a special friend to me during my years as District Attorney.
Nola Tedesco Foulston

Mary Howerton

October 20, 2020

I am so sorry for your lost. Bobby was an important friend to my Dad, Floyd Hannon, during his years at the Police Department. We lost Dad five years ago and Mom 3 years ago. I still miss them every day.

Dan Sharshel

October 20, 2020

Our dad knew Bobby for many years. Bobby and our dad worked several years on WPD and the crazy stories I would hear from both of them. They always blamed each other for getting into situations. Of course with a good laugh afterwards between the two of them.

Well they can now continue their stories in heaven.

RIP Bobby. Your quite the story teller and one great man.

Harry Simpson

October 20, 2020

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Navy.

Jackie Williams

October 19, 2020

I met Bobby when I worked as a clerk at the Wichita Police Department while attending Wichita State - Bobby was a Detective. We became good friends and remained so through the years.

Bobby was always one of the best in the Criminal Justice Community - I learned a lot from him.

Prayers for the family. God speed Bobby.

Jerry Lindenbaum

October 19, 2020

I just remember Bobby as I was a young man director of the Masonic Home and we both belonged to Rotary. Bobby being about my dads age . Just 8 years removed from the iconic song by the Jerry Hawn Brotherhood with Mike Finnegan. " Capt Bobby Stout done found it out" . Always kidded him about it. He took it well and is well remembered with my peers.

We were both Masons and his mom moved into the Masonic Home about the time I left. Fond memories .
RIP Bobby we all loved you.

Jerry Lindenbaum
Leawood, KS

Garrell Dombaugh

October 19, 2020

I share a saddened and remorseful grief to hear the passing of my long time friend. Captain Bobby Stout worked with our David's stores back in the 60's and 70's as Christmas security and door greeter. His fame and notoriety was pleasantly received by all. May God Bless the family and friends. RIP my friend....

James Bishop

October 19, 2020

So sorry for you loss. I worked with Mr. Stout and he was an incredible cop and man. He will be missed. RIP my friend!!!

Steve McIntosh

October 19, 2020

Worked with Bobby on Crimestoppers updates on KNSS for several years. First knew of him in the early 70s when the station where I worked (KEYN) played the song. Enjoyed knowing Bob and working with him. He was a treasured friend.

JeanAnn Cusick

October 18, 2020

I grew up knowing Bobby who often came to our house to laugh and talk the evening away with my dad Nick Stevens and the many law friends he had, Rex Benze, Adams, vern Miller … then during the 1st years of Commedia at WCT. we all laughed at the backstage antics of Bobby and great newsman, Frank Garrafalo. I will greatly miss his daily humor and memories on Fbk. Healing prayers to Bill, Dorothy and all the family. A man of faith, many of us will be together again.

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