Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.