Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 109
Incident Date: 2/12/1979
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Committed suicide
Patrolman William Koenige was shot and killed while responding to a report of domestic disturbance involving weapons at 2333 hours. A man had gone to his ex-girlfriend's home armed with a .30 caliber carbine, a .357 caliber handgun, and a 9 mm handgun. After the man got to the woman's house he found that she was not there and fired six rounds through the door. Patrolman Koenige and another officer were dispatched to the scene, but Patrolman Koenige was the first to arrive. As he climbed the stairs to the third floor apartment the man shot him at point-blank range.
The suspect then committed suicide.
Patrolman Koenige was only 27 minutes from ending his shift for the night.
Patrolman Koenige had served with the Schenectady Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his two daughters.