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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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Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Thank you for your service, you have not been forgotten sir. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer McConkey during this time of reopening of a never healing wound. Rest in peace brother.

Sr Patrolman Donnie Meaders (RET)
Wewoka (OK Police Department
October 1, 2016


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