Police Officer Dennis McNamara

Police Officer Dennis McNamara

Upper Darby Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Dennis McNamara

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.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 121
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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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.

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January 30, 2017

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