Police Officer Michael W. McConnon

Police Officer Michael W. McConnon

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1975

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Michael W. McConnon

Police Officer Michael McConnon was shot and killed as he attempted to stop a bank hold-up while off-duty.

Officer McConnon was off-duty and talking with a friend near the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue, in Manhattan, when he heard a cry for help from a nearby Chase Bank. Officer McConnon drew his weapon and entered the bank, where he was confronted by a lookout. During a struggle with the lookout, Officer McConnon and the suspect were shot. Officer McConnon was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The wounded suspect was quickly apprehended by two patrolmen after a short foot chase. A second suspect was apprehended the next day at his home by detectives.

One of the suspects was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison on October 4th, 1984.

Officer McConnon had served with the New York City Police Department for six years. He was survived by his mother, father, a retired New York City police officer, and his brother, also a New York City police officer.

Officer McConnon was assigned to the 13th Precinct.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 17940

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

off duty, robbery

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Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE LETTER today. To the family, friends and colleagues of Officer McConnon: I am sorry for your loss. It’s so unfair that you have to relive your pain with each new parole board hearing. To Officer McConnon: you were off duty; still you were ready to help. Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are a Forever HERO! God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

September 18, 2018

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