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Patrolman David C. Douglass, Sr. | Lower Township Police Department, New Jersey Lower Township Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

David C. Douglass, Sr.

Lower Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, February 18, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/18/1994

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Officer David Douglass was shot and killed while responding to a report of a burglar.

Officer Douglass was pursuing, on foot, a burglary suspect who had just set a house on fire when the suspect turned and shot him. Officer Douglass returned fire, striking the suspect in the hand and was able to make it back to his patrol car to call for assistance but did not survive the attack.

The suspect was arrested six weeks later. He plead guilty and was sentenced to life.

Officer Douglass had served with the Lower Township Police Department for 18 years, as well as serving as a Lieutenant on the Town Bank Fire Department. He helped create the Lower Township SWAT team and was a member of the team and and he was an instructor at the Cape May County Police Academy and a past president of the Policeman's Benevolent Association. Officer Douglass is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and step-daughter.

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