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Sgt Joseph “Joe” Cournoyer

Sgt Joseph “Joe” Cournoyer

Birth
Rhode Island, USA
Death 29 Jan 1985 (aged 30)
District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 13653477 · View Source
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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 Joe once 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.


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  • Created by: John Rentz
  • Added: 18 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13653477
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph “Joe” Cournoyer (15 Nov 1954–29 Jan 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13653477, citing Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by John Rentz (contributor 46781289) .