Police Officer John B. Gendron

Police Officer John B. Gendron

Warwick Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, November 24, 1902

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John B. Gendron

Officer John Gendron succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted the previous month as he and another officer were patrolling along a set of railroad tracks.

An unidentified man fired a shot at the two officers, striking Officer Gendron, and then fled into the woods.

Officer Gendron has served more than five years in law enforcement and was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

foot patrol

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He gave his life serving and protecting. He answered the call, placing his duty above all and made the ultimate sacrifice. He suffered in death and left us a life to live and honor him. His family lost a great husband and father. I am so grateful for his sacrifice and legacy. I will always cherish his memory and look forward to being united with him. It is an honor to know that John B. Gendron is my paternal great grandfather. May God bless his memory and his sacrifice, may we honor his legacy and his service and forever remember him. Thank you great-grandfather. Your great-grandson, love Paul

Paul Gendron

January 12, 2017

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