Patrolman Paul Joseph Durkin

Patrolman Paul Joseph Durkin

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 1987

Paul Joseph Durkin

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years to life

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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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