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Deputy Sheriff Henry M. Ennen | Iroquois County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Iroquois County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

Henry M. Ennen

Iroquois County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, July 17, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to 32 years

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Deputy Henry Ennen was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three men who had just robbed the Buckley State Bank.

Deputy Ennen caught up to the suspects after they crashed their vehicle during their getaway. The three suspects immediately opened fire on Deputy Ennen. He returned fire and wounded one of the suspects. During the shootout, Deputy Ennen ran out of ammunition and put his hands up to surrender. When he did so one of the men shot him several times.

The two suspects who weren't wounded fled the scene but were arrested a short time later. Deputy Ennen's killer was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 32 years. His two companions pled guilty to robbery and were sentenced to one year to life.

Deputy Ennen was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Ennen's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-06-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
February 6, 2017

 

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