Patrolman Jim Kenney

Patrolman Jim Kenney

Wellsville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, May 17, 1926

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Jim Kenney

Patrolman Jim Kenney was shot and killed after responding to a complaint about a large party on Commerce Street at 0215 hours. Patrolman Kenney and a suspect exchanged shots and both were struck several times. The suspect was apprehended after breaking into a nearby home. Patrolman Kenney's body was located several hours later at the scene of the shooting. The suspect was paroled in 1971 and died two years later.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Jim Kenney of the Wellsville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 17, 2018

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