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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

Incident Date: 12/3/1977

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Arrested

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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.

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

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I will send a 'No parole' letter, may God continue to watch over you and your family, nothing but love my brother!

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