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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I just became aware of my great Uncle’s death
I never knew about him
My fairer is a graduate student and is writing a research paper
My Dad was also John F. Brennan
This made me very sad to read about his death and that his murder/s were never found
God continue to rest your soul
I thank for your bravery and service
Anne Brennan

Anne Brennan Caffarelli
Great Uncle

October 30, 2022

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