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Police Officer Kenneth Mahon | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Kenneth Mahon

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, December 28, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 28418

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Police Officer Kenneth Mahon was shot and killed in South Bronx as he and his partner attempted question a man about a robbery and rape that had occurred the previous day.

Two suspects were arrested and had given detectives the name and address of two others suspects. When the officers arrived at the location at 500 Southern Avenue they observed a man in the courtyard and attempted to question him.

The man immediately ran into a building and opened fire on the officers, striking Officer Mahon several times. The suspect was then taken into custody by other officers. Officer Mahon was transported to Lincoln Hospital where he died a short time later. The suspect who shot him turned out not to be connected to the previous robbery.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison July 21, 2003.

Officer Mahon had served with the NYPD for seven years and was assigned to the 41st Precinct's Anticrime Unit. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was survived by his wife, 3-year-old daughter, parents, and sister.

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It was my honor to research newspapers, books, magazines and finally find your Academy ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

 

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