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:
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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Mount Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   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.

   His 29-year-old partner 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.

Historical Note

• This line of duty death incident is one of four in which the offender was a law enforcement officer.

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

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