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Police Officer Henry J. Koebel | Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Henry J. Koebel

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, May 26, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Koebel was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a homeless man who was harassing people waiting on line to buy bus tickets.

Officer Koebel had ejected a homeless man from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. About an hour later, the man reentered the bus terminal and began harassing people. Officer Koebel attempted to arrest the suspect. A struggle ensued and the suspect was able to gain control of Officer Koebel's service weapon and shot him three times, killing him. The suspect was shot and killed by other Port Authority Police Officers as he ran through the Bus Terminal with the Officer Koebel's gun.

Officer Koebel was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 26, 2015

 

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