Officer John A. Conrad

Officer John A. Conrad

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1918

John A. Conrad

Officer John Conrad and Deputy Sheriff Lawrence McParlin, of the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland, were shot and killed while attempting to serve a South Carolina murder warrant on a suspect at 76 I Street, NW.

After shooting the two officers the suspect fled to 1500 Carrollburg Place, SW, where he was confronted by Lieutenant David Dunigan. During the ensuing shootout Lieutenant Dunigan was also fatally wounded and the suspect was wounded but survived. The suspect escaped but was recaptured and hanged January 22, 1925 after claiming 12 murders, including a Chicago Policeman.

Officer Conrad had served with the agency for 13 years and was assigned to the 5th precinct. He was survived by his father and sister.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Officer Conrad's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-27-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

November 26, 2018

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