Patrolman John E. West

Patrolman John E. West

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 1946

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John E. West

Patrolman John West was shot and killed after making an arrest. He had arrested a violator while assigned to the Highway Patrol Bureau and was transporting the suspect to the precinct house.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 45 years to life.

The Nassau County Police Department prohibited a single officer from transporting a prisoner as a result of Patrolman West's murder.

Patrolman West had served with the agency for 17 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 36

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 45 years

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All are at risk when you sign on to Law Enforcement as a job. Officer West made the ultimate sacrifice sadly. Be at rest Brother, as others still continue the honorable Highway Patrol Bureau police work you did.

P.O. Richard Winwood Ret.

February 4, 2019

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