Officer John McKinney was shot late during the evening of March 28, 1912, at New York Street and Kealing Avenue during an on-duty quarrel with his partner. Taken to City Hospital, Officer McKinney died on March 31.
Officer McKinney's partner was arrested and charged with murder. He was found not guilty on September 16, 1912, at a trial that took place in Martinsville, Indiana.
Appointed to the police department in 1899, Officer McKinney was survived by his wife, Ione, and three children.
Funeral services were held at the Morris Street Christian Church with burial at Mt. Jackson Cemetery.
Source: Officer Down Memorial Page. Indianapolis News, March 29-31, April 1, and September 15, 17, 1912. Indianapolis Star, April 4, 1912.