Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/15/1949
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to 2 years
Policeman John Yelenosky was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to breakup a fight between union organizers and local workers.
As the two policemen attempted to separate the groups, shots were fired and Policeman Yelenosky was killed.
The other officer, who was wounded, was able to return fire and wounded the killer.
The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison in March of 1950.
Policeman Yelenosky was survived by his wife and three children.