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Senior Patrol Officer Dan Richard Seely | Anchorage Police Department, Alaska Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

Senior Patrol Officer

Dan Richard Seely

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Saturday, October 26, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 803

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/26/1996

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Officer Seely was shot and killed after responding to a home to serve a domestic violence warrant on a man who had shown up at the house of his estranged wife. The man had left the residence by the time Officer Seely had arrived.

The suspect then returned and opened fire on Officer Seely inside the home, killing him. The man then chased his family to a nearby house where he shot and killed his two young children and wounded his wife before killing himself.

Officer Seely had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his expectant wife, who was a dispatcher for the agency and was on duty at the time of his murder.

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18 years ago Dan. You are not forgotten. It was a pleasure working with you , going on a ridealong with you and seeing you in the work out room .

Dispatcher Margie Tidwell
October 26, 2014


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