Patrolman Dennis J. McInerney

Patrolman Dennis J. McInerney

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 1974

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Dennis J. McInerney

Patrolman Dennis McInerney was shot and killed while on duty.

Officer Dennis McInerney and his partner were responding to a disturbance call when they were met with gunfire from a single suspect before they could exit their vehicle. The suspect was captured shortly afterward and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman McInerney had served with the agency for seven years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 1427
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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My husband and I where driving down St. Claude? 50 years ago when we witnessed this tragic event. It was my first Mardi Gras and my last. I was a young nurse and my husband was a radiology technician so we stopped to see if we could assist the officer down. His partner was shot in the leg, and Patrolman McInerney was leaning across the patrol car returning fire when he was shot. Heart- breaking memory that continues to haunt us each Mardi Gras!

Junie Louise Dill

January 26, 2022

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