Detective Sergeant John E. "Jack" Penn

Detective Sergeant John E. "Jack" Penn

Bloomington Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 12, 1931

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John E. "Jack" Penn

Detective Sergeant John Penn succumbed to injuries suffered the previous day when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street at 11:45 pm. The collision caused him to strike his head on the windshield post and suffered a skull fracture.

Detective Sergeant Penn had served with the Bloomington Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 11, 1931

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Det. Sgt. Penn,
On today, the 90th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bloomington.


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August 12, 2021

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