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.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Officer Kane, it has been 101 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 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 6, 2024

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