Fatal farming accident & loss to the CCSO family
On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 6:10 pm, Cass County Sheriff Robert Sorenson advised that the CCSO 911 Center dispatched emergency services to the area of 12th Ave and Waconda Road near Union, NE regarding a farm implement accident. Fire and Rescue units from Nehawka Fire, CCEMA, and the Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. The investigation determined that Robert (Bob) Kendall, 72 years old, of Union, NE, had fallen from a moving tractor he was operating and was run over. Kendall was pronounced dead at the scene. Both the Cass County Attorney and Sheriff responded to the scene. Kendall is a retired Cass County Sheriff's Deputy and served Cass County for 26 years. Bob was known for his calm and steady approach and was recognized as a longstanding staple for the Corrections Division who led and mentored countless deputies and inmates.