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Police Officer Dennis McNamara | Upper Darby Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Upper Darby Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Dennis McNamara

Upper Darby Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 121

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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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.

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Dennis Today you wre honored for your service and heroism. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the air was crisp. You are thought of every day. Rip. my friend.

January 30, 2017


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