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Police Officer James Joseph McConkey | Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

James Joseph McConkey

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, December 3, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer James McConkey was shot and killed in downtown Fayetteville after a suspect was able to gain control of his service weapon.

Officer McConkey was on foot patrol as a result of a recent rash of burglaries in the area. He approached three suspicious men and a struggle ensued in which he was shot. The subject turned himself in the following morning. He was convicted of manslaughter and armed robbery and sentenced to life.

Officer McConkey was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, parents, and two brothers.

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To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer McConkey: I sent my NO PAROLE FOR COP KILLERS letter today, on his behalf. I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that his service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! I celebrated my 4th birthday, the day he was murdered. I feel badly that my special day is also a horribly painful one for you. I will be saying a special prayer for him this December 3rd. God Bless you all!

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Wife of Corrections Deputy
September 21, 2017


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