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New Hero Search Patrick A. King - Nov. 20, 1997 (25377)

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Long Branch Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NJ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 20, 1997
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Long Branch Police Dept.
NJ   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 167
On The Job: 22 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NJ   USA   Thu. Nov. 20, 1997
Summary: Sergeant Patrick King was shot and killed by a wanted murderer who had been arrested by the same agency two weeks earlier under an alias. Sergeant King was on his meal break and had just ordered food at a local restaurant. Unknown to Sergeant King, the suspect had called 911 twice in the preceding few minutes in an attempt to lure a Police Officer to the area. The suspect was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a murder he had committed in Massachusetts in 1996. After learning that the FBI was searching for him, the suspect vowed that he would not go to prison and decided to kill as many Police officers as needed to before killing himself.

As Sergeant King was standing at the counter of the restaurant waiting for his order, the suspect walked up behind him and shot him in the back of the head twice with a .38 caliber handgun. The suspect then took Sergeant King's service weapon and stole his patrol car. While in the patrol car, he taunted other officers over the radio.

The suspect then car-jacked two separate cars and led New Jersey State Police and other Long Branch police officers on a 50 mile high speed chase which ended on the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to New York City. After crashing his vehicle on the bridge, the suspect engaged other officers in a gunfight before taking his own life with Sergeant King's weapon.

A police officer from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department was accidentally shot and wounded by a New Jersey State trooper in the shootout on the bridge.

Sergeant King had served with the Long Branch Police Department for 22 years and is survived by his wife and two sons.

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