Patrolman John James McKenzie

Patrolman John James McKenzie

Chelsea Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 13, 1924

Add to My Heroes

John James McKenzie

Patrolman John McKenzie was struck and killed by a vehicle while on duty.

Patrolman McKenzie had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, five sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

You never knew me, John James McKenzie, but I have come to know something of you. I'm your Great Grandson, David James LeRay Jr and also proudly served for 29 years with the MBTA Police Department out of Boston. My mother was your Grand-daughter, Barbara Ann McKenzie, your son Albert's little girl. After retiring from the T, I spent the next 11 years as a Court Security Officer at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in South Boston (Special Deputy). I did a brief stint as a Special Deputy for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. RIP, brother. See you on the other side.

Lieutenant David J. LeRay Jr. Retired
MBTA Police Department

May 2, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.