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- Oct. 18, 2000 -
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West Deptford Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NJ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 18, 2000
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 44 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: West Deptford Police Dept.
NJ   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Lieutenant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 48
On The Job: 23 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NJ   USA   Wed. Oct. 18, 2000
Summary: Lieutenant Dechen was killed after he was accidentally shot while cleaning his department-issued pistol.

The officer had just completed his department's semi-annual qualifications and was cleaning his .40 caliber Sig Sauer when the weapon discharged. He was shot in the abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later. Lieutenant Dechen had been employed with the West Deptford Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and three teen-age children.

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