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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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 31, 2020

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