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 34-year-old 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. He died in prison on December 17, 1908.

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 Died in prison

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Patrolman McKeon, it has been 122 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 31, 2023

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