John Kenyon – Cranston Police

Town Sergeant John Kenyon

     John Kenyon was first appointed as a police constable in 1871, and was elected Town Sergeant in 1873, which made him “chief” of the police constables. He served as Town Sergeant until 1880, and then continued to serve as a constable for another year.  

     He was born in 1832, and passed away in 1912.  He’s buried in Pocassett Cemetery in Cranston.