- a hero; police officer killed in the line of duty; a 44 year old police officer for the city of poughkeepsie police department who was killed in the line of duty. On February 19,2011 John responded to a shots fired call...upon arrival he found out a man had shot his wife dead, shot himself in the chest and was now holding his three year old child while waving a gun. The police got the child but then the man tried to run. while pursuing the suspect, John was shot in the head by the suspect. the suspect, Lee Welch, then committed suicide with a shot to the head. John was an 18 year veteran with the police department, that afternoon....he made the ultimate sacrifice.
Guy: "Did you hear about the police officer killed?"
other person: "Officer John Falcone, He is a Hero."
person 3: "Agreed, he sacrificed his life so the three year old could live."
person 4: "Gone too soon."