Detectives' Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Brian C. Mulkeen

Rank: Detective, first grade

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Command: Patrol Borough Bronx

Date of Death: 09/29/2019

Cause of Death: Shooting, hit by "friendly fire"

Police Officer Brian Mulkeen had seven years on the force and was on patrol as part of a plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit investigating drug activity at an apartment complex in the Bronx, when, at approximately 12:30 a.m., on September 29, 2019, he pursued an armed subject named Antonio Williams who fled while being questioned. When Mulkeen caught the subject and as they wrestled on the ground, Mulkeen saw the perp reaching for his gun. Mulkeen got off five shots. But responding plainclothes Officers opened fire, hitting Mulkeen in the head and torso. He was 33 years old and was promoted to Detective, first grade posthumously by Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.  Mulkeen graduated from Fordham University’s business school and worked as a highly paid financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in New York from 2007 to 2009, but left to pursue a career in public service. He joined the Department in January of 2013.

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