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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Officer Gendron, it has been 121 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 24, 2023

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