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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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The Badge of Honor Association (Rochester, NY) will be honoring Lt. Mark Elfman and others on March 27, 2014 in Dunkirk, NY. BOHA has begun a campaign in Western New York to place road signs at or near the location of each officer's death. Road signs for officers killed in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties will be dedicated at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park on Lake Shore Drive West (RT5).

Your service is not forgotten.

Deputy T. Holtz
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
March 21, 2014

 

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