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Police Officer Francis X. Fenton | Hartford Police Department, Connecticut Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

Police Officer

Francis X. Fenton

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Friday, March 28, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 56

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Fenton was shot and killed when he intervened after an armed man threatened a tavern owner. As Officer Fenton attempted to convince the suspect to turn over his weapon, the suspect fired, striking him. The suspect then kicked Officer Fenton as he lay wounded on the floor.

The suspect was captured by two detectives a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 19, 1969. He was paroled after serving a short portion of his sentence.

Officer Fenton had been with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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R.I.P. Brother Fenton. May God bless your family!

officer W Boone
Hartford Police (retired)
March 28, 2015


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