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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

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: 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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20 years have passed; it seems like yesterday; I just wanted to say that I still remember with great clarity the day of your last call. You are not forgotten nor the price did it cost you to serve us. You are remembered Officer Seely. Rest in peace.

Kerry EMT II
October 26, 2016


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