Katy Conway - Courage under fire
Conway mug A man shot Cincinnati Police Officer Kathleen S. Conway four times as she sat in her cruiser on Monday, Feb. 2, 1998. Then the assailant pushed Conway into the passenger side, got behind the wheel and started to drive away. That's when the wounded 23-year-old officer pulled her service revolver and shot the man dead.

Sequence of events
RA radio traffic


''I would have to categorize her as America's most recent hero. Officer Conway should've won the hearts of every person in the Greater Cincinnati area.''

- Thomas Streicher,
then Lt. Col., now Chief


Enquirer story archive
February 3, 1998
Officer shot; suspect dead
Audio and transcript of police radio calls
February 4, 1998
Colleagues praise officer's quick action
Sequence of events
A determined, caring officer
Gunman 'never talked bad about police'
Police attacks less frequent, more deadly
February 5, 1998
Cops: Safety top priority
February 6, 1998
Officer must have heart of lion Cliff Radel column
Officer tells of shouts, shots
Website, donations
Irrational suspects test cops
February 10, 1998
Conway brings out best in us Laura Pulfer column
February 19, 1998
Shot officer leaves hospital
March 31, 1998
Shots changed officer's outlook
April 3, 1999
Report: Conway's actions correct