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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)

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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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George was my father's (Thomas Halpin)cousin and it was the first LODD funeral for me. I have attended too many Police and Fire funerals since then. I would have liked to know him in life.

Capt. Michael Halpin
Derry (NH)Fire Department
May 23, 2015

 

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