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Patrolman Paul Joseph Durkin | Youngstown Police Department, Ohio Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Paul Joseph Durkin

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/22/1987

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to 15 years to life

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Patrolman Durkin was shot and killed after stopping a man on suspicion of petty theft. Before he had an opportunity to exit his vehicle the suspect shot and killed him. The suspect was apprehended later the same day.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Durkin's murder and sentenced to 15 years to life. He was denied parole in 2000 and again in 2009. He will be eligible for parole again in 2019.

Patrolman Durkin was survived by his wife and daughter.

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You did your job and you did it well. Thank you for your sacrifice. May you rest in peace with your fellow officers who have also fallen. Sleep with the angels.

Mrs. Susan Colucci Centorame
Youngstown Ohio Police Dept.
August 25, 2014

 

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