Lieutenant Mark M. Elfman

Lieutenant Mark M. Elfman

Dunkirk Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1961

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Mark M. Elfman

Lieutenant Elfman was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance. As Lieutenant Elfman approached the front door of the home the suspect opened the door and fired a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect was convicted of murder and later died of cancer in prison.

Lieutenant Elfman was killed on the 15th anniversary of being sworn in as an officer with the Dunkirk Police Department. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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