JOHN FRANCIS CAPANO



Officer Rank: Senior Special Agent

Memorial Panel: 62-E: 27

Department: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

End of Watch: 12/31/2011

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 51

Length of Service: 23


Senior Special Agent Capano was accidentally shot while off-duty in Nassau County, New York. Agent Capano stopped by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription when a suspect who had just robbed the pharmacy of OxyContin and cash was attempting to flee the scene. As Agent Capano and a retired officer struggled with the robbery suspect, Agent Capano was accidentally shot. An off-duty officer, who was also at the scene, fatally shot the suspect.

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