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Police Officer Daniel Mark McPherren, Sr. | Newton Police Department, Iowa Newton Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer

Daniel Mark McPherren, Sr.

Newton Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Friday, September 13, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 8

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/13/1985

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Suspect: Convicted

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Officer Daniel McPherren was shot and killed when he responded with other officers to a robbery at a local grocery store. He was posted at the the rear the store waiting for the robber to exit. A second robber was posted near the rear of the store as a lookout and a gunfight ensued between the officers and the suspects.

The fatal shot struck between the panels of Officer McPherren's vest. Both of the suspects were wounded and fled. They were later apprehended and convicted of First Degree murder. Both received life sentences without parole for the murder of Officer McPherren.

Officer McPherren was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace, Officer McPherren. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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