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Deputy Sheriff John W. Hennessee | Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

John W. Hennessee

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 23, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Hennessee was shot and killed by a farmer who mistook him for a thief. The farmer grabbed his shotgun and went outside to confront him. Deputy Hennessee, believing the farmer was one of the suspects, ordered him to drop his weapon. Both men fired at the same time, killing each other.

Deputy Hennessee was survived by his wife.

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RIP. I agree you are being recognized for great service

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Mccurry
West Point , Ga. PD
September 8, 2016

 

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