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Memorial to Joseph M. Cournoyer

Joseph M. Cournoyer

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: January 29, 1985
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 30
Years of Service: Six
Marital Status: Married
Location of Death: Minnesota Avenue Metro Platform


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 fought Sergeant Cournoyer, drew a gun, and shot him in the chest.

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