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Police Officer Daniel T. Maloney | Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Daniel T. Maloney

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, December 27, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/27/1981

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Not available

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Police Officer Daniel Maloney was shot and killed by an attempted-rape suspect after while trying to stop a suspicious vehicle.

Dispatchers had just taken the call from the victim and where getting ready to broadcast it when Officer Maloney radioed in the suspicious vehicle. When he attempted to stop the vehicle it sped away and Officer Maloney chased it into a dead-end on Challedon Drive. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards Officer Maloney's police car firing, striking him several times through the driver's window.

Officer Maloney was able to radio that he had been shot as the suspect returned to his car and fled. Another officer stopped the vehicle and the suspect immediately exited and opened fire. The officer returned fired and killed the suspect.

Officer Maloney had been with the agency for three years.

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Thirty-two years ago today and it doesn't get any easier. We miss you dearly. Rest in peace my brother

MPO lou Thurston (Ret)
Virginia Beach Police Department
December 27, 2013

 

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