On April 27, 1901, Officer Zannella accidentally shot himself in the leg with his service revolver while chasing a man wanted to assaulting a street car conductor near 5th and Holmes. An infection developed
as a result of the wound and Officer Zannella's
leg was amputated but gangrene spread
throughout his body. He died on May
Officer Zannella, was with the agency for
18 months. He was born in Italy, survived by his wife, Blanche, and three children,
Anthony, Mabel, and Josephine.
Interred: Mount St. Mary's.
Article by Brent Marchant