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Patrolman Jack William Rainier, Sr. | Henderson Police Department, Kentucky Henderson Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Jack William Rainier, Sr.

Henderson Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, November 21, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # 39

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Jack Rainier was shot and killed by one of two men as he investigated their presence on a used car lot shortly after midnight.

He was found with the driver's license of one of the suspects in his hand. One of the suspects was arrested a short time later at the Henderson bus station. Later in the day the other suspect was captured near Jonesboro, Arkansas, in a stolen truck.

Both suspects, ages 18 and 19, were wanted in Fort Branch, Indiana, where they robbed a filling station and shot at state police as they ran through a road block the previous night

Patrolman Rainier was a Korean War veteran.

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Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! You are a hero and will never be forgotten!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office
November 21, 2015

 

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