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Police Officer Raymond R. Cannon, Jr. | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Raymond R. Cannon, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, December 2, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 20811

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Raymond Cannon was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a call to investigate a suspicious person at a bicycle shop. He and his partner entered the store and asked the clerk if there were any problems. As the clerk responded that was not a problem one of four suspects stepped from behind a pillar located behind the counter and opened fire, striking Officer Cannon in the face. Officer Cannon's partner returned fire, striking the suspect eight times.

Officer Cannon's partner then attempted to move his body from the store. When he was unable to he retreated from the store and called for backup. Within a minute other officers arrived and they re-entered the store and retrieved Officer Cannon's body. The other three suspects were apprehended in the basement of the building.

Officer Cannon and his partner both received the department's Medal of Honor for their heroic actions. Officer Cannon had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife.

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Ray,
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about that horrible day it is forever etched in my mind as is the memory of you. I was blessed to be able to work with such a fine person and you are truly missed.....never forget ......RIP

Steve Rubin , Retired Detective 2nd Grade , NYPD
April 18, 2017

 

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