End of Watch: Monday, February 27, 2006
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 125
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, February 27, 2006
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Officer Corr Joseph was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of two men who had just robbed a jewelry store.
The suspects had robbed a jewelery store on Commercial Drive in the town of New Hartford and were fleeing when Officer Corr arrived on the scene. Officer Corr and other officers perused the suspect vehicle for approximately three miles along Route 5 until it crashed into a service station gas pump. Both suspects exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. Three officers pursued one suspect, while Officer Corr pursued a second suspect. During the foot pursuit, the suspect opened fire, killed Officer Corr. He then carjacked a vehicle and fled. The second suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder.
The suspect who shot and killed Officer Corr was tracked to a house in Chester City, Pennsylvania. As members of the United States Marshals Service, Chester City Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police and the Delaware County Sheriff's Department surrounded the house, the suspect opened fire. He was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with the officers in which a Deputy United States Marshal was wounded.
Officer Corr had served with the New Hartford Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, infant daughter, and parents.
Agency Contact Information
New Hartford Police Department
32 Kellogg Road