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Sheriff James Pinkney Kennedy

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, March 19, 1930

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Reflections for Sheriff James Pinkney Kennedy

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

To the memory of J. P. Kennedy, Sr., whom I'm proud to call a cousin. Who was the father of two sons who had served in law enforcement one as a Deputies and later as a Judge and the second son as a Deputy and later as a Marshal and after their service in WW2, both took part in the "Battle of Athens, Tennessee" when the armed veterans stopped the corrupt country government of many year.

And two of your grandchildren were good friends of mine growing up in Madisonville.

Rest in Peace.

Capt. Lynn R. McR. Hawkins, Ret.
Cousin and retired law enforcement officer.

April 12, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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 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

March 19, 2012

James Pinkney Kennedy was my great grand father. His son Charles Oley ( Bull ) was my grandfather. Bull's son, John, was my father.

Pamela Kennedy Rollins
Great granddaughter

January 23, 2012

I never met James Pinkney Kennedy, he died before I was born but I did meet his wife Esther Jenkins Kennedy and his daughter Dossie Ileen Kennedy. In fact I was named for Esther Kennedy...she was my grandmother and their daughter who was 13 years old when her father died was my mother. This year another one of their daughters died...January 1, 2012 Glen Jenkins Kennedy died. She was the youngest daughter of J.P. Kennedy and Esther Kennedy and I was named for her too. I proudly share the name of 2 good women...2 women that loved JP Kennedy who died way too soon.

Glen Esther Bennett

January 21, 2012

I would have benefited immeasurably from knowing you. I look forward to meeting you for the first time in the sweet by-and-by. Say hello to grandmaw(Reba Jean Kennedy) and great grandmaw(Esther) for me. I miss them so.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!" Psalm 91:1,2

Mark D. Dennis
Great grandson

June 10, 2011

Sure wish that I could have met you Grandfather, I come visit your grave site as I am there talking to Mother and Daddy and Grandmother Kennedy too! Love you!

Jeannie Lee Barbarick Pilkenton

June 8, 2011

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

March 19, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 19, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 30, 2008

Hi Grandfather,

Although I never met you, I have always read about and kept up with everything that you stood for. Thank you so much for giving me the Mother (Reba Jean Kennedy)that you did as I am just like her and thank you so much for a wonderful Grandmother (Esther) too. I would love to have met you, but God obviously had other plans. I know that you were a well respected man and I honor you.

I love you,

Your Grandaughter, Jeannie Lee

Jeannie Barbarick Pilkenton
My Grandfather

February 18, 2008

I'm sorry it's took me so long to find this website honoring you.

I'm also from Monroe County, TN and went to school with and was close friends with two of your grand children Jim and Mary.

And I went on to become a career law enforcement officer, my first job was in our hometown, with Madisonville, P.D. after I came from from military and 2 tours in Vietnam and had to retire from law enforcement early due to job related perm. disability after almost 20 years in law enforcement.

I have since found out we are cousins, through family history research and I'm proud to now be able to call you a cousin and be able to call your two son's my cousins also, who were also in law enforcement.

You will not be forgotten.

"Tell the people of us and say
For their tomorrow
We gave our today."

From your Cousin,
Capt. Lynn R. McR. Hawkins, (Ret.)

Capt. Lynn R. McR. Hawkins, (Ret.)
Sullivan Co., TN Sheriff's Dept.

December 29, 2005

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