Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 121
Offender: Died in prison
Police Officer Dennis McNamara was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity in front of a home on Perry Avenue.
As he talked into his shoulder mounted microphone, a motorcycle gang member ran out of the home. The suspect pulled out a handgun and shot Officer McNamara in the side of the head. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.
Officer McNamara was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds two hours later.
The suspect was arrested in the early morning hours following a car chase in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The suspect was seriously injured when he crashed his vehicle. The 52-year-old suspect plead guilty to Officer McNamara's murder and was sentenced to life. He died in prison on July 8, 2015.
Officer McNamara was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran and had served with the Upper Darby Township Police Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife and two children.