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Patrolman John D. Kennedy | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman

John D. Kennedy

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 12, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 133

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/28/1928

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed in 1934

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Patrolman Kennedy succumbed to gunshot wounds received four years earlier when he was shot by two suspects while on patrol. He underwent 13 operations before succumbing to his injuries. One of the suspects was executed on September 6, 1934, for the murder and a second was sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Kennedy had been with the agency for two years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 6, 2013

 

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