Police Officer R. Shelly Kendrick

Police Officer R. Shelly Kendrick

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, July 12, 1945

R. Shelly Kendrick

Officer Kendrick was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for assaulting a woman. Officer Kendrick was off duty when he saw the suspect standing in an alley. He parked his car, leaving his 5-year-old son inside, and walked into the alley to arrest the suspect. A few moments later, the suspect shot Officer Kendrick several times.

Officer Kendrick had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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thank you for all of your reflection I know my great granddad would appreciate it

hayleigh kendrick
my great grandad is a fallen officer of jefferson county alabama

January 11, 2014

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