Police Officer Chris D. McCormick, Sr.

Police Officer Chris D. McCormick, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, July 17, 1996

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Chris D. McCormick, Sr.

Police Officer Chris McCormick was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a prowler call at 1429 Leda Court in a usually quiet neighborhood.

The man shot Officer McCormick in the left shoulder with a small-caliber weapon, causing a fatal wound.

A canine who later found the suspect hiding under a house was shot and wounded. Other officers returned fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder in 1996, but in 2008 the ruling was overturned and the suspect was mandated to a mental institution due to paranoid delusions.

Officer McCormick had served with the New Orleans Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

EDP, suspicious person

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Officer McCormick,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 17, 2019

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