Sergeant Donald Scott Conniff

Sergeant Donald Scott Conniff

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, December 12, 2015

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Donald Scott Conniff

Sergeant Donald Conniff succumbed to injuries sustained at approximately 8:50 am on January 1st, 1998, when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 4th Street, in Manhattan.

He was en route to City Hall as part of Mayor Rudy Giuliani's inaugural protection detail. The crash caused him to suffer a skull fracture and contusions of the brain. He remained in rehabilitative care until succumbing to his injuries on December 12th, 2015.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 1, 1998
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

Impaired Driver, executive protection

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Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 11, 2022

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