Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Private William Connor suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit and apprehension of three disorderly subjects at the main terminal building of National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The three men had been ordered to leave the building but refused.
As Private Connor approached them a second time, the three fled to the traffic circle in front of the building. Private Connor caught them and took all three of them into custody.
When other officers arrived at the scene they observed Officer Connor leaning against a vehicle. He then collapsed moments later. He was transported to Alexandria General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Private Connor was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Army. He had served with the Federal Aviation Administration Police for 6 months and had previously served with the Federal Protective Service for 1 year. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.