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Police Officer Nels Daniel San Leandro Police Department, California

Police Officer

Nels Daniel "Dan" Niemi

San Leandro Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 298

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Nels Niemi was shot and killed in an ambush attack while investigating a disturbance call on Doolittle Drive.

Officer Niemi responded to Doolittle Drive at 11:00 pm. As Officer Niemi spoke to some of the residents, a man drove up to the scene and engaged Officer Niemi in conversation. Without warning, the man produced a handgun and shot Officer Niemi several times, killing him.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was apprehended the next day. He was convicted in May 2007 of first-degree murder for Officer Niemi's murder and subsequently sentenced to death.

Officer Niemi had served with the San Leandro Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Thank you for your service to our community, our best goes to your family. Rest in peace, and God bless.

Police Explorer Matthew Badie
San Leandro Police Department Explorer post #540
November 27, 2015


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