Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Officer Earl W. Kanning

Officer Earl William Kanning
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: August 7, 1907
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
End of Watch: Saturday, December 24, 1938
Date of Incident: Friday, December 23, 1938
Age: 31
Badge Number: 193
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Suspect Info: N/A
Weapon Used: N/A
Buried: San Jose Cemetery
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P11 - E12
TPOM: 20, C, 13

While on duty, Officer Kanning attempted to stop his motorcycle at the intersection of at St. Mary's and Perida streets but skidded on wet pavement; past the stop sign and collided with a concrete pillar. Officer Earl Kanning succumbed to severe head injuries the next day.

Officer Kanning was survived by his wife, Lottie Kanning, two sons, parents, and a sister.

Officer Kanning was a native of St. Louis, MO. Officer Kanning was placed on the police extra board in April 1937, and was appointed a regular patrolman in September 1937. He was transferred to the Motorcycle squad on September 6, 1938. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society of St. Gerard's Catholic Church. ---- San Antonio Light and San Antonio Express News

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