Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Murder charge dismissed
Officer Joseph Daniels was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a fast food restaurant on Graymont Avenue at approximately 8:45 pm.
Officer Daniels, who was off duty at the time, exchanged shots with the suspect and pursued him out of the restaurant until he collapsed as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. A restaurant employee was also shot and wounded by the suspect, who then fled the scene.
The suspect was finally arrested in July 2012 by the Birmingham Police Department's Cold Case Unit. He was charged with capital murder and attempted murder. In January of 2014 the charges were dismissed due to a lack of evidence.
Officer Daniels had served with the Birmingham Police Department for ten years and was assigned to the North Precinct. He is survived by his 4-year-old son.