On April 22, 1919, Officer Fenno was
given information from a boy that a
young woman had been insulted by a man
on the corner of 23rd and Elmwood Avenue
and that when the boy had tried to intervene,
the man had struck him. While attempting
to place the man under arrest, Officer
Fenno was overcome by the suspect and
the suspect ran, followed closely by
Officer Fenno who fired two shots. The
suspect stopped, and as the officer
approached him, the suspect seized Officer
Fenno's gun and shot Officer Fenno in
the stomach. Officer Fenno died from
his wounds. The suspect was arrested
a short time later in the company of
a young woman who had originally been
the victim of his insults.
Officer Fenno was survived by his wife, Martha.
Interred: Elmwood Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant