Patrolman James M. Kenney, Jr.

Patrolman James M. Kenney, Jr.

Wellsville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, May 17, 1926

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James M. Kenney, Jr.

Patrolman Jim Kenney was shot and killed after responding to a complaint about a large party at a home on Commerce Street, near 12th Street, at 2:15 am.

He and a suspect exchanged shots and both were struck several times. The suspect was apprehended after breaking into a nearby home. Patrolman Kenney's body was located several hours later at the scene of the shooting.

The subject who shot him was paroled in 1971 and died two years later.

Patrolman Kenney was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

noise complaint

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman James M. Kenney, Jr. of the Wellsville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 75 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 17, 2023

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