Deputy Sheriff Jack Fennell

Deputy Sheriff Jack Fennell

Ontario County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 1951

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Jack Fennell

Deputy Fennell succumbed to gunshot wounds received almost three months earlier while trying to stop four suspects who had just robbed a filling station attendant of $250 on Route 20 near Canandaigua. All four suspects were captured a short time later at a roadblock in Geneva after an exchange of gunfire with police.

One of the suspects admitted that he killed Deputy Fennell. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on November 16, 1951. He died in prison on March 10, 1982.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 4, 1951
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2013

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