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John F Capano
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1960, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 2011
Nassau County
New York, USA

Special Agent John Capano was shot and killed while struggling with a robbery suspect outside of a pharmacy on Merrick Road in Seaford, Nassau County, New York.

Agent Capano was off duty and in the shopping center's parking lot at about 2:00 pm when the suspect entered the pharmacy and robbed it of OxyContin and cash. Several patrons were able to exit the store during the robbery and then pointed out the suspect as he exited. Agent Capano immediately confronted the suspect and a struggle as Agent Capano attempted to disarm the man.

A retired Nassau County police officer and an off-duty New York City police officer who were in a deli next door were also alerted. Both came out of the deli and discovered the men struggling. One of the officers fired at them, killing the suspect. Agent Capano was also fatally wounded during the shooting.

Agent Capano had served with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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CAPANO John F., tragically on December 31, 2011, of Massapequa (Formerly of Seaford). Senior Special Agent Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Beloved husband of Dori. Devoted father of John and Natalie. Dear son of James (Retired Detective NYPD) and the late Helen. Loving brother of James (Stacey), Maryellen Guerriero (Tony), Stephen (Deirdre), Katie Brown (Charlie) and Sheila Tompkins (Scott). Also survived by his godmother, Barbara Conlon, and seventeen nieces and nephews. Reposing at the Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home Inc., 3863 Merrick Rd., Seaford, N.Y. (2 Traffic Lts. East of Route 135). Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 AM at St. William the Abbot RC Church, Seaford. Interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale. Visiting Hours Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Donations to Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Published in Newsday on January 3, 2012
Saint Charles Cemetery
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Dec 31, 2011
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