In total, the assailant shot Bond a staggering nine times. Seven of those shots came from the killer’s high-powered rifle, while two were fired from Bond’s own gun. Tragically, he died at the scene – the first Hamilton County officer to be killed on the job in almost 80 years.
According to medical examiner Dr. Stan Kessler, each of the many shots that pierced Bond’s body could have been enough to cause the officer’s death. Several of his major organs were damaged, while the force of the bullets was strong enough to shatter bones.
Immediately, the devastated Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department began to search for the perpetrator of this terrible crime. Moreover, it didn’t take long before Kiser found himself at the center of the investigation. Indeed, the evidence against him seemed convincing.