Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # B-1
Incident Date: 2/3/1957
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Chief John Dennis was shot and killed while transporting two prisoners to the county jail. The two men had been arrested during a traffic stop. As he drove to jail one of the men produced a handgun and shot Chief Dennis in the back several times. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later. Both suspects were arrested a short time later.
The shooter was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison May 17, 1957.
Chief Dennis had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.