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Police Officer Connie Smith Hawkins | Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Connie Smith Hawkins

Chester Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, July 1, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Police Officer Connie Hawkins was shot and killed when she responded to a 911 hangup call in the 200 block of West Fifth Street at approximately 11:30 pm.

When she knocked on the door a man inside suddenly opened it and fired one shot, fatally wounding her. The man, who was a Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer, then murdered his ex-girlfriend before fleeing the home.

He was later stopped by the Delaware State Police and arrested for DUI. The gun used to murder Officer Hawkins was located in the vehicle. The man was convicted of Officer Hawkins' murder and sentenced to death.

Officer Hawkins had served with the Chester Police Department for three years. She is survived by her husband and son.

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Connie, you are thought about often and I know you still watch out for all of us. Sadly missed and will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. May St Michael continue to keep you in his wings. Love to the HAWK !!!

Retired Off Vanessa Suter
City of Chester Police Dept
July 10, 2017

 

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