Police Officer Harvey R. Young

Police Officer Harvey R. Young

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, August 25, 1967

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Harvey R. Young

Officer Harvey Young was shot and killed by a 35-year-old drifter he had arrested on an outstanding warrant.

As he was transporting the suspect to jail, the suspect somehow gained control of his service revolver and shot him in the back four times. The suspect was arrested at a nearby apartment complex.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death on December 7, 1967. His sentence was commuted to life in 1973. On October 21, 1980, he hanged himself at the Northern Correctional Institute in Somers.

Officer Young served with the Hartford Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

arrest attempt, warrant

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Can't believe this was 55 years ago.i was almost 11,Sgt Pepper was released and Brian Epstein died on the 27th. Iwas 10 and I remember the funeral and the sadness and hanging out with Sandy after and riding bikes up to her friends near the bridge,trying to act normal.

Robert Flagg

October 20, 2022

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