Police Officer Donan James "Jim" Faulkner, Jr.

Police Officer Donan James "Jim" Faulkner, Jr.

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 2001

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Donan James "Jim" Faulkner, Jr.

Officer Donan Faulkner was shot and killed while on patrol shortly after midnight.

A suspect was apprehended the following day and was charged with his murder. He was found guilty, and in July 2003, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Faulkner had served with the Peoria Police Department for seven years and was a two-time recipient of the agency's Distinguished Service Award. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 885

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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