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Patrolman Daniel DuRoss | Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

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Daniel DuRoss

Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 24, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 110

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Daniel DuRoss was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver.

On Tuesday night, Patrolman DuRoss was on Chelsea Parkway when he was struck by a drunk driver who failed to stop at a stop sign on Hartford Avenue. Patrolman DuRoss was thrown from his motorcycle, and over the car that hit him, unconscious. After being transported to the hospital, Officer Daniel DuRoss was pronounced dead at 8:15 P.M.

Patrolman DuRoss had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and three children. On April 1, 2011, Hartford Avenue was renamed in honor of Officer Daniel "Sonny" DuRoss.

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