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Detective Conrad Lee Birney | Alexandria Police Department, Virginia Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

Detective

Conrad Lee Birney

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 87

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Conrad Birney was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery call in the Seminary Shopping Plaza at 4616 Kenmore Avenue. He was shot as the three suspects tried to exit the bank. Detective Birney was in plainclothes at the time.

All three suspects were apprehended. They were sentenced to life, 50 years, and 40 years, respectively.

Detective Birney had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Thinking of my Uncle Junior today. Our family lost a great man with a kind soul 44 years ago today. I was a young kid when he died, but I remember his smile, laugh, and hugs.

Patty Birney Sherwood
Niece
December 27, 2016

 

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