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Officer John E. McKinney | Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana


John E. McKinney

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, March 28, 1912
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Reflections for Officer John E. McKinney


Faithful Unto Death | Eternal REst

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police
March 30, 2017

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police
March 31, 2016

Each day I pass the intersection where your watch ended, I bid you peace.

Sgt. Christian A. Nielsen
IMPD- Solo Cycles/RADAR
April 2, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police
March 30, 2015

Officer John McKinney was shot late during the evening of March 28, 1912, at New York Street and Kealing Avenue during an on-duty quarrel with his partner. Taken to City Hospital, Officer McKinney died on March 31.

Officer McKinney's partner was arrested and charged with murder. He was found not guilty on September 16, 1912, at a trial that took place in Martinsville, Indiana.

Appointed to the police department in 1899, Officer McKinney was survived by his wife, Ione, and three children.

Funeral services were held at the Morris Street Christian Church with burial at Mt. Jackson Cemetery.

Source: Officer Down Memorial Page. Indianapolis News, March 29-31, April 1, and September 15, 17, 1912. Indianapolis Star, April 4, 1912.

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police
March 28, 2015

Eternal Rest

S. I. Dake, Lt./IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police
March 28, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer McKinney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 24, 2013

Officer John McKinney, thank you for your services and your
sacrifies for the citizens of Indianapolis. May you rest is

Barb M
Riley/Branham/McKinney Family
May 17, 2012

Officer McKinney,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Indianapolis.


U.S. Border Patrol
March 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 29, 2010


February 26, 2008

Thank you, sir.

Mike C
Boston MA
July 3, 2007

rest in peace.

Don Mathers
August 13, 2004


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