Police Officer George R. Kempen

Police Officer George R. Kempen

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 14, 1976

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George R. Kempen

Officer Kempen was accidentally shot and killed by another officer following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle on the Southern State Parkway. When Officer Kempen arrived a Long Island State Parkway Police patrolman was struggling with a suspect. The officer's weapon discharged during the struggle and the round struck Officer Kempen.

Officer Kempen had served with Nassau County Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 1312

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, pursuit

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I live on Meadowbrook Rd in Merrick which is renamed after PO George Kempen. I didn’t know the story behind his passing but thank you for the interesting information. God bless PO Kempen and his family.

Detective James Bodnar
NYPD

May 21, 2022

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