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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: 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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Sandra, I remember Officer J.J. McConkey too from the skating rink in Eutaw Village Shopping Center. I remember how the Fayetteville Police were voted "The Best in Uniform" and J.J. wore an Ascot and Stetson Hat.
He was one of the reasons I became a Fayetteville Police Officer.

Cpl. Charlie Smith
NHRMC Hospital Police
February 5, 2015


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