Legendary Police Officers: Kathleen Conway, An Incredible Example Of Courage Under Fire

Officer Kathleen Conway, a 23-year-old Police Officer, worked one of the toughest neighborhoods in Cincinnati referred to as "Over-the-Rhine".

On February 2, 1998, Conway finished a prison run and was approaching a traffic light by the police precinct. This was a fateful day that would change her forever.

Unexpected Pedestrian

As she slowed down, a man with a boom box jumped out into the street. Officer Conway slammed her breaks to avoid hitting the man and came to a stop just in time.

Earlier in the evening, the Cininnati Police Department had received a 911 call regarding a man named Daniel Williams, 41 who was off his meds and threatening to murder family members.

Police had been unable to local Williams, but Officer Conway had found him in the worst way. The mentally unhinged Williams threw the boom box into the driver's side window, striking Conway in the face. She was stunned and knocked onto her side. Before she could react, Williams opened fire, screaming "I'm going to get you,".

A Wild Ride

Conway was hit four times, in her legs and hips. She could feel the sharp pain of the bullet wounds but her legs wouldn't move.

Fighting through the pain and blood loss, she managed to stay alert as Williams forced open the squad car door, pushed her over, and climbed into the driver's seat. He drove away, flying down Central Parkway with the wounded Officer barely hanging onto consiousness.

While Williams was distracted by the road, Conway tried to get to her service weapon. Unfortunately, it was trapped underneath her body.

Eventually, she was able to free her gun and shoot Williams twice, killing him instantly. However, the car was now out of control and it slammed into the Sam Adams Brewery at about 50 mph.

Help Coming

Conway had managed to make a radio call right when the shooting started, but the transmission had been garbled. Fortunately, after the crash, she managed to make another call saying, "Distress. I've been involved in a shooting on Central Parkway North of Liberty. I need some help."

The dispatcher asked her if she was hurt, to which she evenly answered, "Affirmative."

It was later determined that out of her two shots, one struck Williams in the head. The investigation concluded that the second shot must have missed.

However, the autopsy determined that both bullets went into the same hole—an incredible shot for someone who was in an enormous amount of pain, losing blood, and the passenger in a wildly driven car.

Officer Kathleen Conway is heralded as a hero among Law Enforcement circles. Her training kicked in and she did all the right things, culminating in two well placed shots even under extreme pressure.

We thank Officers like Conway for getting the job done and keeping us safe.

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17 comments on “Legendary Police Officers: Kathleen Conway, An Incredible Example Of Courage Under Fire”

  1. The only way to STOP THE CRIMINAL LAWLESSNESS, MURDERS, CARJACKINGS & RESTORE LAW & ORDER. Both the Police & Civilians must Defend Yourselves with Equal Force. Put the Criminals In The Ground, Restore Respect, Hold these Criminals Accountable for their Actions. Stop. Prosecuting the Police & Civilians defending themselves against these Criminals

    1. Bring back and ENFORCE the DEATH PENALTY. Forthwith.
      If no one wants to do the task, I volunteer at my expense.

      1. AGREED 100%. THE DEATH PENALTY MUST BE BROUGHT BACK.
        DEMORAT LIBERAL JUDGES ARE GIVING THESE VIOLET KILLERS SHORT PRISON TERMS AND RELEASING THEM BACK ON THE STREETS AFTER A FEW YEARS IN
        PRISON. THESE KILLERS, WHO ARE RELEASED, ALWAYS END UP KILLING AGAIN.
        THOSE WHO KILL POLICE, SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE PUT TO DEATH.
        STOP THE WASTING OF THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY TO KEEP THESE COP KILLERS IN JAIL FOR YEARS AND YEARS.
        WE NEED LAW AND ORDER BACK IN AMERICA.
        VOTE OUT ALL THESE WOKE, MARXIST, LIAR DEMORATS ON ELECTION DAY.

    2. ALMIGHTY GOD, PLEASE PROTECT OUR POLICE, WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE TO SAVE HUMAN LIFE.
      DEMORATS ALL VOTED TO "DEFUND OUR POLICE", THE DEMORAT LIBERAL JUDGES ARE RELEASING WITHOUT BAIL,THESE CRIMINALS BACK ON THE STREETS TO CONTINUE VIOLENCE, KILLING, RAPING STEALING. ETC AND CAUSING SERIOUSLY INJURING TO INNOCENT PEOPLE.,
      WE NEED TO HIRE MORE POLICE AND INCREASE THEIR SALARY.
      THE DEMORAT CITIES ARE THE WORST AND MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN AMERICA.

      DEMORATS MUST ALL BE VOTED OUT IN THE NOVEMBER 2022 ELECTION AND IN THE NOVEMBER 2024. WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK.

  2. Had Williams not been killed, he would have been sent to a mental institution, controlled with drugs, released because he was under control, then gotten off his drugs, and eventually repeated what he did this time. Almost all mentally ill people stop taking their meds because they feel that they no longer need medications. Williams is one example.

  3. GOD BLESS OUR POLICE FORCE & A SPEEDY RECOVERY TO OFFICER CONWAY AND ANY OTHER OFFICER THAT GETS INJURED FROM THE UNEDUCATED & DEMENTED LEFT.

  4. My dad, Kevin Conway is the older brother of Katie Conway. My Aunt. I remember him telling me the story, i looked it up and was shocked to see how much of a hero my aunt was.

  5. I didn't see if she survived. If she did survive,what's that courageous Officer's status? Is she recovering,and will she be returning to service?

  6. God Bless this Brave Officer for her courage and strength to deal with this dangerous Felon, who no doubt, would have killed her, without a blink of his eye. I wish her a speedy recovery and Salute her for how she saved her own life, under the most horrible condition of her Police Performance of duty! Well done!

  7. Good shooting, your range instructor probably is strutting around the station talking junk. Get well, and keep your eyes on the prize…getting home every night.

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