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Officer James E. Fenn | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas


James E. Fenn

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, March 15, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/14/1891

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1892

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Officer Fenn was shot and killed by a man seeking revenge for being arrested by Officer Fenn. Officer Fenn had responded to a bar for a call and was talking to one of his friends in the band when he spotted the man holding a pistol. As he approached the suspect the man shot him several times in the abdomen. Officer Fenn was taken to a local doctor's home where he succumbed to injuries shortly after midnight.

The suspect was executed on August 12, 1892.

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Heroes live forever, Officer Fenn, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
March 15, 2013


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