Type of Officer: Special Officer
Death Date: 7/19/1922
Added to Memorial: 2018
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Special Officer Leonard M. Kennedy died in the early morning on July 19, 1922 as he guarded the Otter Creek Bridge near Burlington during a railroad strike. His body was found in the water under the bridge by his relief officer. A coroner’s jury ruled that Special Officer Kennedy was likely knocked off the bridge by a passing train. Special Officer Kennedy was 26 years old and was survived by his father and two brothers.