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Sergeant Joseph M. Cournoyer | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant

Joseph M. Cournoyer

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 29, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Joseph Cournoyer was shot and killed while questioning a suspect who had just robbed a store.

Sergeant Cournoyer observed one of the men board a Metro bus near the Minnesota Avenue Metro station and escorted him off of the bus for identification purposes. The suspect began to struggle with Sergeant Cournoyer and drew a gun and shot him in the chest.

Sergeant Cournoyer had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife.

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