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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

[PA] Officer Conboy suicide - girlfriend injured, car crashed

...Police said Conboy and his girlfriend had been at a residence in Dravosburg just before the accident. The girlfriend reportedly tried to stop Conboy from getting in his truck and leaving the residence, and was injured in the process... "The only thing I can say is an officer is deceased. That's it," Chief Joe Pero said Sunday...


MCKEESPORT POLICE OFFICER DIES IN APPARENT SUICIDE SHOOTING
McKeesport Daily News, PA - Oct 13, 2008
By ERIC SLAGLE, Daily News Staff Writer
10/13/2008
Alcohol may have played a role in the suicide death of a McKeesport police officer in West Mifflin. Authorities said Tim Conboy, 43, of West Mifflin, may have been drinking shortly before he shot himself Sunday at 12:32 a.m. at his mother's West Mifflin home. Police said Conboy, who was a McKeesport officer, wrecked his truck into a house in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before committing the act. Allegheny County police are investigating. West Mifflin police said a witness saw Conboy get out of his truck and run from the accident scene down Reuben Drive and apparently toward his mother's home on Sunset Drive, where the officer also lived. When officers arrived at the house, they said they heard a shot fired inside. The shot woke the mother. Police entered and discovered Conboy inside, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police said Conboy and his girlfriend had been at a residence in Dravosburg just before the accident. The girlfriend reportedly tried to stop Conboy from getting in his truck and leaving the residence, and was injured in the process. Police believe Conboy may have been drinking. He left the scene and drove up Skyline Drive and wrecked when he reached Pennsylvania Avenue. McKeesport police had no comment on Conboy's death. "The only thing I can say is an officer is deceased. That's it," Chief Joe Pero said Sunday... [LINK]

6 comments:

  1. Very sad story. I grew up with Tim, and he was such a good man with a heart of gold. He shall be sorely missed.

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  2. Leave them in peace.

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  3. please remove this blog entry.

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  4. for a chief to say...all i can say is a police officer is deceased is PATHETIC.....Tim was an amazing person and NOONE knew what was going on. And the blue line is supposed to represent brothers. Chief Joe Pero is obviously not a brother and should be ashamed of himself

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  5. All the crap about covering up when someone is wrong is getting outdated. The blue line is not supposed to be a coverup chain. It's beautiful side is support and rightfulness.

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