Sergeant John H. Kane

Sergeant John H. Kane

Norwich Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, April 6, 1923

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John H. Kane

Sergeant John Kane was electrocuted on Crescent Street, near the Park Congregational Church, after coming into contact with an electrical cable pole that had shorted out with 4,000 volts.

He was investigating the death of a teenager who had also been killed after coming into contact with the cable pole.

Sergeant Kane was survived by his wife and three children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Sgt. Kane,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norwich.


United States Border Patrol

April 6, 2023

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