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Patrolman Francis P. Konen | Kelso Police Department, Washington Kelso Police Department, Washington

Patrolman

Francis P. Konen

Kelso Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, March 27, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Released after 12 years

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Patrolman Konen was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a local hotel. The two other officers left the scene after things calmed down and Patrolman Konen remained behind to interview two of the females involved. As he did so the male suspect, who was drunk, came down to the lobby and started to assault Patrolman Konen. During the ensuing struggle the suspect gained control of Patrolman Konen's service weapon and shot him twice. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Konen was able to subdue the suspect and hold him until backup units arrived.

Patrolman Konen had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and young son.

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Thank you for the kind words Sgt Price

Michael R Konen
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June 25, 2016

 

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