Patrolman Henry Lee Callanen

Patrolman Henry Lee Callanen

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, May 15, 1993

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Henry Lee Callanen

Patrolman Henry Callanen was shot and killed while moonlighting at a local McDonald's. While going to make a bank deposit, he was shot and killed by two suspects who confronted him.

The subjects were arrested, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Callanen had been with the Little Rock Police Department for 36 years. He was survived by his sister and niece.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 36 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off-duty, robbery, secondary employment

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Officer Callanen and my uncle were regular speaking friends while Officer Callanen walked the beat in Downtown Little Rock. My uncle was a disabled Korean War Veteran and I always enjoyed observing my uncle exchange greetings with Officer Callanen. Officer Callanen was a master at politeness and he spoke or nodded to all he passed. His was a wonderful spirit and he was simply just a wonderful Christian. It was a tremendous heartbreak to me to learn that he had been killed so senselessly. I still miss seeing him today and think about him often.

Brian Eubanks
Regular Citizen

August 30, 2022

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