Patrolman John D. Kennedy

Patrolman John D. Kennedy

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, July 12, 1932

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John D. Kennedy

Patrolman Kennedy succumbed to gunshot wounds received four years earlier when he was shot by two suspects while on patrol. He underwent 13 operations before succumbing to his injuries. One of the suspects was executed on September 6, 1934, for the murder and a second was sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Kennedy had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 133

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 28, 1928
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1934

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Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

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