P.O. William E. Hennessy #2461

Name: Hennessy, William E.
Star: 2461
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 003 Precinct
End of Watch: 23-Aug-1920
Incident Details:

Police Officer William Hennessy, 29 was assigned to the 3rd Precinct.

On August 23, 1920, Officer Hennesy and his partner, James Mulcahy, 29, were assigned to gather intelligence on a tavern located in the 2700 block of South State Street.  While the officers were inside, an argument broke out between Hirsche Miller and Officer Mulcahy.  Miller drew a gun from his jacket and fatally wounded both officers.

Hirsche Miller was acquitted on August 30, 1920.

Officer Hennessy was laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.