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Police Officer George R. Kempen | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Police Officer

George R. Kempen

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 14, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 1312

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 11/14/1976

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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I didn't know Mr Kempen, but I was a classmate of his son in grade school and a friend of his son (also George) when they came to get him after his father was killed. I never saw him again. I hope he is well and am very sorry for his loss.

Mike Cusack
Friend of his son, George.
December 28, 2013


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