25 Hecker Avenue
Darien, CT 06820
On May 31, 1981, at approximately 3 A.M., Officer Kenneth E. Bateman, Jr. was shot and killed while investigating a commercial burglar alarm activation at a local fast food restaurant. Officer Bateman, a seven year veteran of the Darien Police Department, was just 34 years old at the time of his death. Prior to joining the Darien Police Department, Officer Bateman proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He left behind his wife, Barbara, and his parents, Kenneth Sr. and Gladys Bateman.
The investigation into Officer Bateman's death is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Darien Police Department Detective Division at (203) 662-5330.
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