Officer John A. Conrad

Officer John A. Conrad

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1918

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John A. Conrad

Officer John Conrad and Deputy Sheriff Lawrence McParlin, of the Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland, were shot and killed while attempting to serve a South Carolina murder warrant on a suspect at 76 I Street, NW.

After shooting the two officers the suspect fled to 1500 Carrollburg Place, SW, where he was confronted by Lieutenant David Dunigan. During the ensuing shootout Lieutenant Dunigan was also fatally wounded and the suspect was wounded but survived. The suspect escaped but was recaptured and hanged January 22, 1925 after claiming 12 murders, including a Chicago Policeman.

Officer Conrad had served with the agency for 13 years and was assigned to the 5th precinct. He was survived by his father and sister.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember regardless of the amount of time that has passed. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 21, 2021

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