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Patrolman James Francis Jenista | Cicero Police Department, Illinois Cicero Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

James Francis Jenista

Cicero Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 1359

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 7/5/1934

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Patrolman James Jenista succumbed to injuries suffered six days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 35th Street and 52nd Avenue, which is modern-day Laramie Avenue.

Patrolman Jenista was attempting to stop a traffic violator when the accident occurred.

Patrolman Jenista had served with the Cicero Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, brother and two sisters. His brother also served with the Cicero Police Department at the time of the incident.

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Officer Jenista's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-14-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
September 15, 2016

 

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