Patrolman John Francis Kenny

Patrolman John Francis Kenny

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 23, 1916

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John Francis Kenny

Patrolman John Kenny succumbed to injuries sustained almost two weeks earlier when he was struck by a dairy delivery truck on Monroe Street and Campbell Avenue.

The impact crushed one of his legs so severely that it had to be amputated. He remained in the Washington Park hospital until succumbing to the injury 12 days later.

Patrolman Kenny had served with the Chicago Police Department for almost 10 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, daughters, parents, four sisters, and three brothers.

He is buried at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, Cook County, Illinois.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years, 11 months
  • Badge #3204

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 1916

motorcycle, routine driving

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Researching my genealogy I found this site. Brought me to tears to see the reflection of my Grandfather's service, whom I never knew, and how he is honored. Thank you so much for this remembrance.

Mary Kenny

September 4, 2020

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