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Officer Henry Dow Kennedy | Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina

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Henry Dow Kennedy

Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 16, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Kennedy was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer pursued a vehicle suspected of transporting illegal moonshine. Officer Kennedy suffered fatal injuries when he lost control of the patrol car and crashed.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle was eventually apprehended and convicted of several traffic offenses.

Officer Kennedy had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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I love you, Great Grandfather Kennedy! I honor your service and love the stories about you being so great.

Henry Freeman
Great Grandson of Henry Dow Kennedy
July 29, 2017

 

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