|Name:||Hennessy, William E.|
|District / Unit:||003 Precinct|
|End of Watch:||23-Aug-1920|
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.