Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Edward Penney

Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, April 6, 1944

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Edward Penney

Deputy Sheriff Penney,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Franklin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 6, 2024

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 68th 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

April 7, 2012

Deputy Sheriff John Edward Penney, my grandfather, my dear mother Leila Penney told wonderful stories about you. You were an expert horseman, father,husband and friend to many. I was born after your death, however, my mother's love for you and her stories kept your memory alive. Sheriff John Edward Penney you always answered the call. You were an honorable man.

Betty Peterson

March 31, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 6, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

God bless your family!! Thank you for your dedication to the citizens of Franklin County!

a dispatcher

September 9, 2006

Mr. Penny was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject involved in a Domestic Disturbance. The suspect shot Mr. Penny and even though he suffered mortal wounds he was able to place the suspect in custody before succumbing to his wounds. Mr. Penny you will always be Remembered by this officer and others as a true example of what a Law Enforcement should be.
Sgt. H. Cantrell
Decherd Police Department

Sgt. Herb Cantrell
Decherd Police Department

February 28, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

Deputy Penny, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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