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.
Bircham was executed for the murder in 1952.
There are 3 photos for Patrolman John Henry Tennyson.
There are 3 tributes for Patrolman John Henry Tennyson.
John Tennyson was my maternal Grandmother's younger brother. He was killed before I was born, but I grew up hearing his story from my Grandmother. I have the detective magazine that featured the story of his death and the scrap book my Grandmother made. My Grandmother never stopped missing him, but she was proud that he gave his life protecting and serving others. May he rest in peace.