Officer
John E. McKinney
Indianapolis Police Department
Sunday, March 31, 1912

Age: 37
Served: 12 years
Badge #: 142
Panel 51E, Line 8
Panel L29, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, March 28, 1912
11:10 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
3 days
Incident Location:
New York Street and Kealing Avenue, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Acquitted
Burial Place:
Mount Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Officer John McKinney was shot and killed by his partner when they got into a quarrel while on duty.

   He was transported to City Hospital where he later died.

   The other officer was arrested and charged with murder. After claiming self-defense, he was acquitted by a jury at trial in a change of venue to Morgan County later in the year.

   Officer McKinney was survived by his wife, three daughters and father.



The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.


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