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Officer John Falcone's casket is carried at his funeral on Feb. 24, 2011. (credit: Catherine Cioffi)

Slain Poughkeepsie Officer John Falcone Remembered

Falcone was gunned down Friday during a shootout with 22-year-old Lee Welch, a Catskill native who, police said, had just shot his own wife in front of the couple’s 3-year-old daughter.


Officer John Falcone (credit: 1010 WINS)

Vigil Held For Slain Poughkeepsie Police Officer

A police officer was killed by a wounded, bleeding gunman who first shot his wife and then himself in a parked car, authorities said Sunday. The couple’s 3-year-old daughter, who also was in the car, was physically unharmed.


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Poughkeepsie Police: Officer Falcone Shot In ‘Close Struggle’ With Suspect

While there had been earlier speculation of friendly fire, Police Chief Ron Knapp said neither “the suspect nor the officer were killed by other officers.”