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Police Officer Lewis Allen Conner | West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Lewis Allen Conner

West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, August 7, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 31

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Conner was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to question a man in connection with a burglary. Officer Conner was covering the rear of the house as the other officer went to the front door. When the officer in the front heard a shot fired he ran to the rear of the house where he engaged the suspect in a foot pursuit. The suspect was able to evade apprehension and the officer ran back to the house where he found Officer Conner suffering a gunshot wound the head. Officer Conner was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 9, 1937.

Officer Conner had been with the agency for 12 years.

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Thank you great-grandfather for your ultimate sacrifice and for the wonderful, strong family that you left behind. We honor your legacy and life to this day. Your son, my grandfather, was not a perfect man but he loved me for a lifetime and I am grateful to you for him and giving me my life. We will never forget you and your courage.

Teresa Fox
February 10, 2013

 

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