Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Died in prison
Officer Harvey Young was shot and killed by a 35 year-old drifter he had arrested on an outstanding warrant. As he was transporting the suspect to jail, the suspect somehow gained control of his service revolver and shot him in the back four times. The suspect was arrested at a nearby apartment complex.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death December 7, 1967. His sentence was commuted to life in 1973. On October 21, 1980, he hanged himself at the Northern Correctional Institute in Somers.
Officer Young is survived by his wife and three children.