Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 23
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Patrolman Conklin was shot and killed while assisting a local rescue squad transport a mentally ill patient. The patient, who was being restrained with wrist straps, was able to break free and ripped Patrolman Conklin's service weapon from its holster. He then shot Patrolman Conklin twice, killing him. The suspect was committed to a mental institution.
Patrolman Conklin had been with the South Plainfield Police Department for just over 5 years and was survived by his fiancée, parents, and two sisters.