Sergeant William Cooney – Cranston Police

Sergeant William Cooney

     Sergeant William Cooney, passed away on December 19, 1939.  He joined the police department in 1914, and was promoted to sergeant in 1927.  He was well known for his wit and sense of humor.  In the spring of 1925, a local newspaper held “The Most Popular Cop Contest”, and Cooney won. 

     He was survived by his sister, and a son.  He’s buried in St. Ann’s Cemetery. 

     Rest in peace.