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Captain John McKinstry | Mattoon Police Department, Illinois Mattoon Police Department, Illinois


John McKinstry

Mattoon Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, February 22, 1868

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Captain John McKinstry was shot and killed while attempting to keep order at a public dance.

Captain McKinstry was a US Army veteran of the Civil War and had been held as a prisoner of war by the Confederate Army. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Captain McKinstry's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-15-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
March 15, 2017


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