Patrolman Cornelius Meenan

Patrolman Cornelius Meenan

Rock Island Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, May 3, 1913

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Cornelius Meenan

Patrolman Cornelius Meenan was electrocuted while attempting to rescue a boy trapped behind the Rock Island Southern Railroad station.

During the operation another citizen came in contact with a live electrical wire, causing him to fall against Patrolman Meenan, and in turn electrocuting him as well. Both Patrolman Meenan and the citizen died as a result. The boy was later rescued from being trapped.

Patrolman Meenan had served with the Rock Island Police Department for two years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 100th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2013

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