Chief of Police John D. Kinney

Chief of Police John D. Kinney

Newton Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, November 29, 1934

John D. Kinney

Chief of Police John Kinney suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit.

He was able to arrest the subject, who continued to struggle as Chief Kinney walked him to jail. The chief suddenly collapsed during the walk and died as the result of a heart attack.

Chief Kinney had served with the Newton Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Thank you you for your brave and honorable service. You have not been forgotten. Rest easy chief.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

February 23, 2013

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