Private Milo John Kennedy

Private Milo John Kennedy

United States Department of the Interior - United States Park Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, August 7, 1932

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Milo John Kennedy

Private Milo Kennedy was killed after being attacked by a mob. He was on foot patrol at Logan Circle in Washington, DC, when he was attacked by a mob of up to 21 people and was beaten to death.

Nine suspects were indicted for his murder. Of those nine, three were never apprehended, three were acquitted, and the other three were sentenced to death. All three were executed by electrocution in the District Jail on January 12, 1934.

Private Kennedy had served with the United States Park Police for five years and had previously served as a private first class in the United States Marine Corps. He is buried in section WH EN, Site 22175H of Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location District of Columbia
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Three executed in 1934

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Officer Kennedy, for those who may have escaped any type of justice for this cowardly and senseless act, they surely faced a much higher authority and justice at a later time and in a different place. Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 7, 2020

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