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Police Officer John McKenna

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, April 7, 1916

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Reflections for Police Officer John McKenna

Rest in peace Officer McKenna.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 5, 2021

In the past year I found out I was related to Officer John McKenna. My Grandparents are Jack & Helen (Moore) McKenna from St. Louis. I am so honored to follow in his footsteps as an Officer of the Law. I was sad to learn the way that he died. I will always remember HIM on April 7th. God bless Officer John McKenna on the anniversary of his murder on duty 4/7/1916

Officer Francis X. Martin Badge 829
Columbus, Ohio Police

April 10, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th 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

My grandmother, Kathryn McKenna Hildebrand, spoke often of her brother Johnny McKenna. His death was a great loss to his family and to the St. Louis community. On an ordinary day, doing his duty, he paid the greatest sacrifice to keep St. Louis a safe, civilized place.
We won't forget you.
Michael White,
Kirkwood, Missouri

Michael White

December 25, 2011

I stop by the Chief's Office about once or twice a week where Uncle John and other City Officers who have died in the line of duty are displayed. Also there is a book called "In the Line of Duty". In it is all the same officers and the story of their death. I turn the page to John's everytime I come and go.

I represnt the 6th generation of our family to serve as Saint Louis City Police Officers. Being a Police Officer and representing my family has been the proudest point in my life.

I was very suprised to see all the reflections and thank each of you for taking to the time to recognize John for his sacrifice.

Take care and stay safe!

Matthew Simpson
Saint Louis, Missouri
August 15th, 2009

Police Officer
Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department

August 15, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

Uncle John,
My Father, John Glennon McKenna, was named after you. He told me when I was just a kid all about his hero uncle. I can't wait to meet you one day in heaven. Thank you and all Law Enforcement for your bravery.
God Bless,
Brian McKenna

Brian McKenna
Great -Great Nephew

January 18, 2008

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 19, 2007

Officer McKenna,

You are a true hero to us all and we will never forget your sacrifice. God bless you always.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

April 7, 2006

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.

Officer McKenna, you are remembered on this date of your death. You will always be remembered.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

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

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

April 6, 2004

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