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Lieutenant Mark M. Elfman | Dunkirk Police Department, New York Dunkirk Police Department, New York

Lieutenant

Mark M. Elfman

Dunkirk Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Lieutenant Elfman was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance. As Lieutenant Elfman approached the front door of the home the suspect opened the door and fired a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect was convicted of murder and later died of cancer in prison.

Lieutenant Elfman was killed on the 15th anniversary of being sworn in as an officer with the Dunkirk Police Department. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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I am Michael F Crawford, and I lived at 331 Leopard St., Dunkirk, NY then. I knew Lt. Elfman; and at that time I was 15 yrs old. Police Officer Elfman was very professional in hi duties, and I liked him. He was always respectful and he always said hello to my brother Curtis and I, when we met. I have often thought about Lt. Elfman over the years I will never forget him. Sadly my brother Curtis was also killed 28 February 1967 in Vietnam. Now I am 70 year old, and those years have been long without Lt. Elfman and my brother; they are both heros. To all in the Dunkirk PD carry on, and be safe. Respectfully, Mickey.

Sgt Michael F Crawford, USA. Retired.
Veteran and friend. USN and USA.
June 25, 2017

 

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