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Sergeant John David Conner, III | Manassas Police Department, Virginia Manassas Police Department, Virginia


John David Conner, III

Manassas Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, July 24, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 23

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: Executed

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Sergeant John Conner was shot and killed after responding to a report of a man sitting on his front porch with an AR-15 rifle and firing shots in the air. As police units arrived, the suspect entered his townhouse and exited the rear door. Sergeant Conner was approaching the rear of the townhouse when he encountered the suspect. Shots were exchanged, with the suspect being shot in the foot and Sergeant Conner being shot three times. The suspect was taken into custody by other officers.

Sergeant Conner was transported to a local hospital and then flown to a trauma center where he died a few hours later. The fatal wound was a gunshot to the back of Sergeant Conner's head. The investigation revealed the suspect had had an argument earlier in the day with his wife and was upset.

The suspect was later convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was executed nine years later.

Sergeant Conner succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Sergeant Conner was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Manassas Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Never new you John, but testified at the trial of your murder. I had a run in with that perp in Mass. prior too your killing. Everything your Brothers in Blue said about you was honorable.
So honorable, that my badge hangs on the walls of your Dept.
( Waltham PD / Waltham MA. )

May Your family continue too bless, and all officers.

David Allen / Former Waltham Officer

David H. Allen
Waltham Police ( Former )
November 23, 2016


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