Patrolman Hugh McKeon

Patrolman Hugh McKeon

New Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, July 31, 1901

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Hugh McKeon

Patrolman McKeon was shot and killed as he and another officer raided an establishment at 12 Prindle Street. The suspect shot the patrolman as he walked through the front door. The man then struck the second officer in the face with the butt of his revolver. The suspect was captured shortly afterwards at the train station.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman McKeon's murder and sentenced to death on November 21, 1901. His sentence was commuted to life in prison on April 22, 1902.

Patrolman McKeon had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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