Deputy Sheriff John W. Hennessee

Deputy Sheriff John W. Hennessee

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1924

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John W. Hennessee

Deputy Sheriff John Hennessee was shot and killed by a farmer who mistook him for a thief.

The farmer grabbed his shotgun and went outside to confront him. Deputy Hennessee, believing the farmer was one of the suspects, ordered him to drop his weapon. Both men fired at the same time, killing each other.

Deputy Hennessee was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 23, 2020

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