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John H. Tennyson

End of Tour: Sunday, August 14, 1949John H. Tennyson
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: Not available
Incident Date: Sunday, August 14, 1949
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available or applicable
Weapon Involved: Handgun
Case Status: Closed


Patrolman Tennyson was shot and killed by the notorious gangster, Earl David Bircham, when he interrupted a robbery at 2115 hours. Patrolman Tennyson had stopped by a downtown restaurant to see his wife when the incident occurred.

Patrolman Tennyson had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife.

Louisville Division of Police