Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 28418
Offender: Died in prison
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.