Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Reports Possible Suicide


MARSHALL COUNTY, KS – On Sunday, February 21, 2021, Deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1200 block of K9 Highway, Marshall County, Kansas on the report of a possible suicide. Upon arrival, deputies located a 14-year-old victim suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Community Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

We are deeply saddened to share this information with you. Our hearts are heavy, and the family and friends of this young individual remain in our thoughts and prayers.

If you or someone you know needs assistance or is contemplating suicide, please know help is available. Please contact our office immediately, we are here to assist you 24/7. For more information on suicide prevention or assistance, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Kansas Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-785-841-2345. Your life matters.

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Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, no further information will be released.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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