Patrolman John F. Brennan

Patrolman John F. Brennan

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Sunday, April 2, 1911

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John F. Brennan

Patrolman John Brennan was shot and killed on Federal Street when he responded to reports of gunshots in Franklin Park.

His murder was never solved.

Patrolman Brennan had only served with the Providence Police Department for six months. He was survived by his father, brother, and five sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 139

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved

shots fired

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Officer Brennan, it has been 113 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 6 months of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 2, 2024

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