Jennings Road in Hartford is named for a Hartford patrol officer who died in the line of duty in 1964 and Hartford police honored him on Wednesday, sharing information on social media about Officer Henry Jennings and the road that was named after him.
Hartford police said Officer Jennings was able to wound the suspect, who was later apprehended and charged.
Jennings was shot and killed during the gunfight and Jennings Road in Hartford was named in his honor.
It was also the location of the prior police station.
“Henry Jennings is part of our Black History and we honor him,” the Hartford Police Facebook post says.