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Patrolman Henry W. Jennings | Hartford Police Department, Connecticut Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman

Henry W. Jennings

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Monday, May 25, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Murdered in prison

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Patrolman Jennings was shot and killed at a local hotel while attempting to arrest a man who shot and wounded a fellow officer earlier when that officer attempted to arrest him during a burglary. Patrolman Jennings managed to return fire severely wounding the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life at the Connecticut Penitentiary on January 29, 1965. He was later transferred to the Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois, where he was strangled to death by two fellow inmates in 1981. On October 22, 1983, one of his killers stabbed to death Correctional Officer Merle E. Clutts.

Patrolman Jennings was survived by two children.

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I was young when Officer Jennings was killed. He was my father's friend and neighbor, growing up on Warren St. I heard a lot of funny stories of their childhood, especially about the Jennings mean dog!!

Jeff Stone
April 28, 2016

 

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