Constable John J. Breene

Constable John J. Breene

Arkansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 27, 1906

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John J. Breene

Constable Breene was shot and killed in his own home after surprising a burglar. The burglar was known to Constable Breene and had previously been arrested by the constable. As Constable Breene chased the man he was shot and killed. The suspect was apprehended a few days later.

Constable Breene was a U.S. Army Veteran who fought in Indian Wars in 1874. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace, Constable Breene. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

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