Desmond Conroy was one of 29 people killed in the 1994 Mull of Kintyre Chinook crash. He was a senior RUC Special Branch officer based at police headquarters in Belfast.  According to Statewatch, he was the Regional Head of Special Branch for Belfast Region.
- Sally Weale and Owen Boycott, CHINOOK DISASTER: COUNTING THE COST OF THE SENIOR FIGURES IN BATTLE AGAINST TERRORISM, Guardian, 4 June 1994.
- Statewatch Bulletin, Vol 4, No 4, August 1994.