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 Brennan was shot and killed on Federal Street when he responded to reports of gun shots in Franklin Park. His murder was never solved.

Patrolman Brennan had only been with the agency for six months.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 139

Incident Details

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

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Dear Great Uncle John,
You have not been forgotten. The reflections left here by so many from across the country, has touched me deeply. It brought tears to my eyes. How kind are these people to remember and honor you!

I have been researching the Brennan family for 7 years now and this is the first time I've seen these beautiful notes. I thought that no one remembered you.

Your death was so tragic and unnecessary. I'm certain your mother and siblings were very grieved. Your father died in 1901. You are the brother to my husband's grandfather Michael Francis Brennan.

To see a photo and headstone...

Gay Brennan
wife of grand-nephew, Bill Brennan

June 17, 2017

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