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Officer John Daniel Kennedy | Delray Beach Police Department, Florida Delray Beach Police Department, Florida

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John Daniel Kennedy

Delray Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, August 10, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 219

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer John Kennedy was shot and killed when he was ambushed as he sat in his patrol car.

He was writing a report while parked a gas station at the intersection of W. Atlantic Avenue and NW Eight Avenue shortly before 1:20 am. His body was located after he failed to respond to radio transmissions.

One of the suspects was arrested and convicted of second degree murder. He died in prison on February 24th, 2016.

Officer Kennedy had served with the Delray Beach Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his expectant wife, five children, parents, and sister.

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Rest in peace Officer Kennedy. Your courage will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 10, 2017

 

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