Patrolman John Lewis McConnaughey

Patrolman John Lewis McConnaughey

Ligonier Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 7, 1973

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John Lewis McConnaughey

Patrolman John McConnaughey succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was involved in an automobile accident while pursuing two vehicles that were drag racing on Route 30, at approximately 11:00 pm.

He lost control of his patrol car when it was forced off of the roadway by a vehicle that had pulled in front of him, which caused his patrol car to strike a tree and overturned.

Patrolman McConnaughey was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Ligonier Township Police Department as a part-time officer for just over two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 years, 3 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 6, 1973
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service, military as well as police, and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 7, 2021

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