Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # 1312
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Officer Kempen was accidentally shot and killed by another officer following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle on the Southern State Parkway. When Officer Kempen arrived a Long Island State Parkway Police patrolman was struggling with a suspect. The officer's weapon discharged during the struggle and the round struck Officer Kempen.
Officer Kempen had served with the agency for 15 years.