Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney

Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 2018

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Daniel A. McCartney

Deputy Sheriff Daniel McCartney was shot and killed after responding to a burglary in progress near 45th Avenue Court East and 200th Street East, in Frederickson, at approximately 11:30 pm.

Deputy McCartney was the first officer on scene and became engaged in a foot pursuit of at least one subject. The man opened fire on Deputy McCartney during the foot pursuit, mortally wounding him. Deputy McCartney was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center where he passed away at approximately 2:00 am.

One subject was found dead at the scene. A second subject was arrested the following day after a massive manhunt.

Deputy McCartney was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for three years and had previously served with the Hoquiam Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 484
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

burglary, foot pursuit

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I had the honor of being one of Daniel's teachers and coach at Loyalton HS. He was already on his way to becoming one of America's finest. He never required much direction; he was always willing to put in the effort to get the job done. Sad to hear this day that he didn't get the opportunity to fulfill more dreams. My prayers go out to his wife and children, may they always be comforted in knowing what an exceptional man Daniel is. "Coach D."

Dean Diederich
Former Teacher & Football coach

December 25, 2018

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