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Police Officer Daniel McMullen | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Daniel McMullen

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 1869

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 7/27/1867

Weapon: Person

Offender: Pardoned

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Police Officer Daniel McMullen succumbed to injuries sustained on July 27th, 1867, when he was assaulted by several men inside a saloon on Penn Avenue.

He was posting beats to officers under his command when he heard a disturbance inside the saloon. He entered the business and told the proprietor to close for 20 minutes. A drunk patron started arguing with Officer McMullen and then struck him on the head with a bottle, knocking him unconscious.

The man and other patrons continued to beat him as he was unable to defend himself, causing him to suffer a skull fracture.

The subject who initially struck him was convicted of assault. He was later pardoned by the governor in exchange for a promise to secure reelection votes by a prominent citizen.

Officer McMullen never fully recovered and died from his injuries on December 18th, 1869.

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Lt. McMullen,
On today, the 146th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. It's too bad that POS governor who pardoned your murderer couldn't live up to his oath of office the same way you lived up to yours.


United States Border Patrol
December 18, 2015


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