Patrolman Jack William Rainier, Sr.

Patrolman Jack William Rainier, Sr.

Henderson Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1955

Jack William Rainier, Sr.

Patrolman Jack Rainier was shot and killed by one of two men as he investigated their presence on a used car lot shortly after midnight.

He was found with the driver's license of one of the suspects in his hand. One of the suspects was arrested a short time later at the Henderson bus station. Later in the day the other suspect was captured near Jonesboro, Arkansas, in a stolen truck.

Both suspects, ages 18 and 19, were wanted in Fort Branch, Indiana, where they robbed a filling station and shot at state police as they ran through a road block the previous night

Patrolman Rainier was a Korean War veteran.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 39
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! You are a hero and will never be forgotten!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

November 21, 2015

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