Deputy Sheriff John W. Hennessee

Deputy Sheriff John W. Hennessee

Eastland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1924

John W. Hennessee

Deputy 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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RIP. I agree you are being recognized for great service

Retired Chief of Police Johnny Mccurry
West Point , Ga. PD

September 8, 2016

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