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Wednesday, July 16, 2003

NYC Lt. Bouillon kills companion of 22 years, Joan McHugh, & himself

NYC Cop, Woman Found Dead in Roslyn Heights
Officer Down: Lt. Stephen Bouillon
New York City, New York
Nassau NY homicide detectives last night were investigating what police sources said was the shooting deaths of a New York City internal affairs lieutenant and his longtime female companion at their Roslyn Heights home. The city department identified the man as Lt. Stephen Bouillon, 49, a 23-year veteran who had been a lieutenant for eight years. Nassau police identified the woman as Joan McHugh, 47, described as his companion for 22 years... both victims had received gunshot wounds... The death of the city police lieutenant would be the second for such an officer within a week. Thursday Lt. Theresa Flannery, 33, was found in her Bellmore apartment with gunshot wounds to the head. It has not been determined whether that death was a homicide or a suicide, according to police. Flannery, a 12-year veteran, worked in the Traffic Control Division in Manhattan.
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    New York Post (NY)
    July 16, 2003
    ...After attempts to kill himself and McHugh with carbon monoxide from car exhaust went too slowly, Bouillon whipped out his department-issued semi-automatic and fatally shot his lover before turning the gun on himself, cops said... The churchgoing couple had just returned from a Florida vacation - and McHugh recently threw Bouillon a surprise 50th birthday bash... Cops were baffled as to why Bouillon, a 23-year NYPD veteran promoted to lieutenant in 1995, committed the murder-suicide. "This is an individual who lived for his job," said Barry.

    New York Times
    Paid Notice: Deaths
    July 17, 2003

    McHUGH--Joan Anne, RN, MS, of Roslyn Heights, NY suddenly on July 14, 2003. Cherished daughter of William and Joan. Loving sister of William Jr. and Janet, Michael, Margaret and Stephen and Matthew and Marianne. Adored aunt of Diana, Kaitlyn and William McHugh, III and Stephen Jr., Nicholas and Taylor Kyriacou. Loving godmother, niece and cousin to many. Graduate of St. Vincent's Medical Center School of Nursing and distinguished partner of Loeb and Troper. Beloved by many friends and business associates whose lives she touched and enriched. Reposing at Mangano Funeral Home Inc., 1701 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park, NY Thursday and Friday 2-5 and 7-9:30PM. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:15AM at Ss. Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church, Deer Park. Interment St. Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York.

    McHUGH--Joan. We are saddened at the tragic loss of our friend and partner, Joan McHugh. It is a great personal loss to all of us. Joan was an exceptional person. A kind, considerate, loving human being who left a real impression on everyone she touched. She was someone who only knew one way--the right way. We will all miss her. Our deepest sympathies are extended to her beloved family. The Partners and Staff Loeb and Troper


    New York Times
    Paid Notice: Deaths
    July 18, 2003

    McHUGH--Joan. The Board and Staff of Aging in America and Morningside House Nursing Home extend their condolences to the family of Joan McHugh and her colleagues at Loeb and Troper. Her untimely and tragic passing has made our world poorer, yet we are stronger for having known her. It is our prayer that Joan will be at Peace and that God will hold her in the palm of His hand. Richard Zeitoun Vice President/Administrator William T. Smith, Ph.D President/Chief Executive Officer


    American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
    Apr. 4, 2006
    Contact: Lauren Shaham, AAHSA, (202) 508-1219
    Sarah Mashburn, 202-508-9492

    McHugh Long-Term Care Nursing Academy to Honor Excellence and Promote Leadership in Geriatric Nursing

    The Institute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS) was recently selected by the Joan Anne McHugh Memorial Foundation to establish and manage the new Joan Anne McHugh Long-term Care Nursing Academy. The academy, established in memory of Joan Anne McHugh and her commitment to geriatric nursing, will support the development of quality nurse managers and leaders in aging services... "Joan Anne McHugh was a woman whose compassion, knowledge and professionalism helped elderly patients receive the care and respect that they deserved," Robyn Stone, DrPH, executive director of IFAS and senior vice president of research, AAHSA said. "With this support from the foundation, we will help others understand and value the rewards of working in geriatric nursing"...

  4. Police Lieutenant and Friend Found Dead
    New York Times
    Published: July 15, 2003

    A New York City police lieutenant and his companion were found dead yesterday afternoon at the home they shared in Roslyn Heights, in Nassau County, the Nassau County police said. They called the killings a double homicide. Earlier in the day, a New York City police official, who spoke on condition that his name not be printed, said a ''very preliminary'' investigation had found ''it appears to be a suicide/homicide.''

    A police spokeswoman identified the lieutenant as Stephen Bouillon, 49, a 22-year veteran who had been promoted to lieutenant in 1995 and was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau.

    The Nassau County police said officers were called to 22 Deepdale Parkway after Lieutenant Bouillon failed to report for work. When they found the door locked, officers climbed to the first-floor roof to get in through an open second-story bedroom window. In the bedroom, they found the lieutenant and his friend of 22 years, Joan McHugh, 47. Both had been shot, according to the Nassau County police.

    ''It's shocking to people who know them both,'' said the senior official, who said the lieutenant was found with a gunshot wound to the head and his friend was found bleeding from the mouth.

    The Nassau County police are investigating the deaths, said Officer Louis Camacho, a New York City police spokesman.

    Lieutenant Bouillon was the second city police lieutenant to die on Long Island in a week. On Wednesday, the Nassau County police found Lt. Theresa Flannery, 33, dead at her home in Bellmore. The Nassau police spokeswoman said the cause of her death had not yet been determined.


    Lieutenant's Death Ruled a Suicide; Girlfriend's a Homicide
    The New York Sun, (NY)
    William Mauldin
    July 16, 2003

    The death of an NYPD lieutenant in Long Island has been ruled a suicide, Nassau County authorities said yesterday.

    Lieutenant Stephen Bouillon, 49, assigned to Internal Affairs, was found dead Monday alongside the body of his longtime girlfriend, Joan McHugh, 47, in their home in Roslyn Heights, L.I., police said.

    Both bodies had gunshot wounds to the head.

    The Nassau County medical examiner's office yesterday ruled Lieutenant Bouillon's death a suicide and McHugh's death a homicide, according to a spokeswoman, Deborah Finan.

    Nassau County police had initially labeled the deaths "two homicides," but it appears that Lieutenant Bouillon fatally shot McHugh before turning the gun on himself.

    Police said McHugh had been Lieutenant Bouillon's girlfriend for 22 years, about the same length of time he served in the NYPD.


    Suicide Cop's Poison Plot
    New York Post
    July 19, 2003

    Detectives have pieced together the final tragic moments of an NYPD lieutenant and his longtime girlfriend who were found shot to death in their bed, The Post has learned.

    Armed with new evidence from the medical examiner, investigators have reconstructed how Lt. Stephen Bouillon initially planned to fatally poison himself and his paramour, Joan McHugh, with carbon monoxide while they slept in their Roslyn Heights, L.I., home.

    But instead, he awoke and used a gun to execute her and then himself.

    The two - who by all appearances shared an idyllic life - were found lying along side each other. She was on her left side with a wound to the back of her head while Bouillon was discovered lying face down with a frontal head wound.

    Sources say before they went to sleep last Sunday evening, Bouillon went outdoors and ran a pool hose from his BMW in the garage to the central air conditioning unit, hoping to fill the house with enough carbon monoxide to kill both him and his paramour of more than 20 years while they slept.

    A preliminary test on their bodies has shown traces of carbon monoxide in their blood, but not enough to kill them.

    Authorities believe that when Bouillon awoke in the middle of the night and realized his initial plan was not working, he reached for his weapon, shot McHugh, 47, while she was asleep and then turned his gun on himself.

    When the usually punctual Bouillon, 49, failed to show up at his Internal Affairs Bureau office at 9 a.m., his supervisors drove out to check up on him.

    They heard the muffled sound of the running auto and saw the pool hose running out of the garage door.

    Nassau County cops entered, setting off a motion detector on the house alarm before making the grim discovery.

    The motive remains a mystery.

    The pair had just returned from a Florida vacation, had celebrated Bouillon's upcoming 50th birthday and were making plans to build a pool. The home was owned by McHugh, a former nurse who became a partner at a Manhattan health care consulting firm.

    Authorities are checking their phone records and e-mails and talking to doctors to see if a health crisis may have sparked the carnage.


  5. He never killed her or himself, it was an NYPD cover up and we have proof.


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