Officer Henry Dow Kennedy

Officer Henry Dow Kennedy

Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 16, 1946

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Henry Dow Kennedy

Officer Kennedy was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer pursued a vehicle suspected of transporting illegal moonshine. Officer Kennedy suffered fatal injuries when he lost control of the patrol car and crashed.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle was eventually apprehended and convicted of several traffic offenses.

Officer Kennedy had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Officer O’Donnell,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Airy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 16, 2021

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