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Detective John M. Falcone | Poughkeepsie City Police Department, New York Poughkeepsie City Police Department, New York


John M. Falcone

Poughkeepsie City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, February 18, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 22

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Killed by self-inflicted gunshot during

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Detective John Falcone was shot and killed after responding to a shots fired call on Main Street.

He was just over a block away when he received the call and when he arrived at the scene, he encountered a man holding a 3-year-old child and waving a gun. The suspect fled, still holding the child, with Officer Falcone in pursuit.

Detective Falcone was able to rescue the child from the man and handed the child to a bystander before engaging in a struggle with the suspect as other officers arrived at the scene. During the struggle Officer Falcone was fatally shot in the head before the man was killed with a self-inflicted gunshot during a struggle with another officer.

The subject's wife was found in a nearby car with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Detective Falcone had served with the Poughkeepsie Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his parents.

Detective Falcone was posthumously promoted to Detective by the Poughkeepsie Chief of Police.

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I am not a Police officer, as a matter of fact I am an ex-felony offender, but I hold no malice towards any police officer because i broke the law, and when they arrested me, they were just doing their job. I have not been in any trouble for over 20 years, and in those 20 years I long ago started to respect the police and the job that they do, to protect me and mine. God bless this officer and his family. may he rest in peace

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February 19, 2017


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