Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Corwin L. McConkey

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, March 8, 1951

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Reflections for Sergeant Corwin L. McConkey

Sgt. Corwin "Stretch" McConkey was my father. Sgt. Gary McConkey was my brother, Both, as well as my mother, Betty Stillman McConkey Carr are deceased, as is Gary and my step-father, Pete Carr. Mom remarried several years after Dad's death. At the time of Dad's KIA, mom was 31, Gary was six and I was eight. These two policeman were big men with big hearts and humor. Dad was also a veteran of the US Navy in WWII, serving in the South Pacific,

Bill McConkey

May 16, 2016

I never had the opportunity to meet Sgt. Corwin McConkey however i had the pleasure to work with his son Gary who also joined the Illinois State Police and retired as a master sergeant following a successful career. Gary frequently talked about his father who was murdered in the line of duty. Sgt. Gary McConkey was an awesome leader and police officer. Sgt. Corwin McConkey, we will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Colonel Mike Snyders (retired)
Illinois State Police

March 21, 2015

Rest in Peace, Sergeant McConkey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

It has been 60 years since your ultimate sacrifice, but your actions that day will not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 10, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 8, 2010



March 11, 2008

Sgt. McConkey,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served during WWII.


March 8, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Corwin you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


March 8, 2004

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