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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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I know you are in heaven for that is where God brings the good souls when they pass away from this earth. Thank you for all of your service. Peggy Burke Noyes

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