Trooper Dennis Finbar Cronin

Trooper Dennis Finbar Cronin

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Monday, February 18, 1974

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Dennis Finbar Cronin

Trooper Dennis Cronin was shot and killed in Anchorage, Alaska, by an informant while assigned to a Drug Enforcement Task Force.

He was meeting with the informant in his squad car when the shooting took place. The suspect then committed suicide with his motives never known.

Trooper Cronin had served with the Alaska State Troopers for almost four years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Trooper Cronin Alaska State Police. I am a retired police officer from Cork in Ireland. I have visited the Alaska State Police museum in Anchorage where I discovered you were born in my city. I understand that you served in the U. S. Air Force in Alaska and that you joined the Alaska State Police when your tour of duty was up. If I am not mistaken your son joined the State Police later. R. I. P.

Patrolman Patrick Flynn
Garda Siochana ( Irish National Police). P

June 19, 2019

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