Police Officer James Joseph McConkey

Police Officer James Joseph McConkey

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1977

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James Joseph McConkey

Police Officer James McConkey was shot and killed in downtown Fayetteville after a suspect was able to gain control of his service weapon.

Officer McConkey was on foot patrol as a result of a recent rash of burglaries in the area. He approached three suspicious men and a struggle ensued in which he was shot. The 26-year-old subject turned himself in the following morning.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and armed robbery and sentenced to life. The suspect, who has 147 infractions including escape, was denied parole in 2013.

Officer McConkey was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

foot patrol, suspicious person

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Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today. Officer McConkey: YOU are NOT forgotten!
God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
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Wife of a Corrections Deputy

September 18, 2018

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