|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1954|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1985|
District Of Columbia, USA
Sergeant Joseph Cournoyer was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.
Date of Death: January 29, 1985
Rank: Sergeant, Age: 30
Years of Service: Six
Marital Status: Married to Darlene, no children
Location of Death: Minnesota Avenue Metro Platform
Circumstance: One of two suspects who robbed a Murray's Steaks store boarded a Metro Bus to escape. Sergeant Cournoyer observed the suspect on the bus and escorted him off for identification purposes. The suspect, Sylvester King fought Sergeant Cournoyer, drew a gun, and shot him in the chest. The suspect and his accomplices were later captured and successfully prosecuted.
I knew Joe well. He was a fine man and an excellent police officer.
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Prince George's County
Created by: John Rentz
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