Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Remembering Detective John Falcone

Today marks 11 years since the murder of City of Poughkeepsie Detective John Falcone. On February 18, 2011, Detective Falcone was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend Lee Welch. Welch had just murdered his estranged wife, Jessica, and was threatening to harm the couple’s 3 year old daughter. Detective Falcone’s heroic actions saved the child’s life. The men and women of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office remember Detective Falcone’s sacrifice.

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