Patrolman Paul Joseph Durkin

Patrolman Paul Joseph Durkin

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 1987

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Paul Joseph Durkin

Patrolman Paul Durkin was shot and killed after stopping a man on suspicion of petty theft in the 2300 block of Goleta Avenue.

He interrupted a subject stealing items from a van parked on the roadway. Before he had an opportunity to exit his vehicle the man shot him through the window of his patrol car with a .22 caliber handgun. The subject was apprehended later the same day.

The man was convicted of Patrolman Durkin's murder and sentenced to 15 years to life. He was denied parole three times and will be eligible again in 2027.

Patrolman Durkin was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years to life

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Hey old partner,,its Campbell ..we had the best fight ever on the coner of high st..that night you saved me//I was in the thick of it,,when you charged in and we took command ..it was some action..thanks Paul.. rick

richard campbell retired
fellow officer

March 5, 2020

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