Police Officer Chris D. McCormick, Sr.

Police Officer Chris D. McCormick, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, July 17, 1996

Chris D. McCormick, Sr.

Officer Chris McCormick was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a prowler call in a usually quiet neighborhood. The suspect shot Officer McCormick in the left shoulder with a small caliber weapon, causing a fatal wound.

A canine who later found the suspect hiding under a house was shot and wounded. Other officers returned fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder in 1996, but in 2008 the ruling was overturned and the suspect was mandated to a state or private mental institution due to paranoid delusions.

Officer McCormick had served with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

Most Recent Reflection

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Today, I awakened and realized that it was the 20th anniversary of your death. It has been 20 years without you being there for me. I still remember vividly remember the night I saw you for the last time. I miss your sense of humor, your mischievousness and that silly grin. I miss those times that we ate bread and butter and drank coffee in my kitchen at 3:00 in the morning because you awakened me just for that. I know that one day soon i will see you in the resurrection.

Wanda McCormick
Sister

July 17, 2016

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