Officer James E. Fenn

Officer James E. Fenn

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 15, 1891

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James E. Fenn

Officer James Fenn was shot and killed in the Second Ward by a man seeking revenge for being arrested by Officer Fenn.

Officer Fenn had responded to a bar for a call and was talking to one of his friends in the band when he spotted the man holding a pistol. As he approached the suspect the man shot him several times in the abdomen. Officer Fenn was taken to a local doctor's home where he succumbed to injuries shortly after midnight.

The subject was executed on August 12, 1892.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 14, 1891
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1892

revenge, weapons violation

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Heroes live forever, Officer Fenn, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 15, 2013

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