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Patrolman John E. West | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York


John E. West

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, February 4, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 36

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 45 years

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Patrolman John West was shot and killed after making an arrest. He had arrested a violator while assigned to the Highway Patrol Bureau and was transporting the suspect to the precinct house.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 45 years to life.

The Nassau County Police Department prohibited a single officer from transporting a prisoner as a result of Patrolman West's murder.

Patrolman West had served with the agency for 17 years.

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Thank you officer Aull. Patolman John E. West was my grandfather that I never met. I am very proud of him and wish I had the chance to know him. He is and will always be my hero !!!! Some day I hope to meet him in heaven so I can get to know this great man.

Patricia McGarity
August 22, 2015


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