Patrolman William A. Koenige

Patrolman William A. Koenige

Schenectady Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 1979

William A. Koenige

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 109

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Not Forgotten. Good to see your picture although I knew you with a mustache. Thanks for the security escorts to Sunnyview. Thirty six years now, and The night you left for paradise can't be forgotten. Paradise becomes you.

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May 1, 2015

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