Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

Marshall C. "Mike" Kennedy


Length of Service:
21 Years

Date of Birth:
March 27, 1877

Date of Injury:
July 16, 1941

Date of Death:
July 16, 1941

Location of Incident:
Buck Sansom Park

Greenwood Cemetery

On July 16, 1941, at about 0510 hrs, Fort Worth Police Officer Marshall C. “Mike” Kennedy was on routine patrol with his partner, Officer C.J. Carter, when they discovered a stolen car in Buck Sansom Park. Officer Carter and Officer Kennedy decided to drive the stolen vehicle back to the police station. Officer Carter was driving the stolen car and Officer Kennedy was driving the police unit.

Shortly after starting back, Officer Carter saw the vehicle veer into an embankment. He stopped his car and ran back to check on Officer Kennedy. He found Officer Kennedy barely breathing. The police radio was not functioning well, so Officer Carter ran to a telephone. By the time help arrived, Officer Kennedy was dead from an apparent heart attack.

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