Police Officer Daniel Alan Pratt

Police Officer Daniel Alan Pratt

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 3, 1988

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Daniel Alan Pratt

Police Officer Daniel Pratt was shot and killed by gang members during a drive-by shooting.

The shooter was sentenced to life in prison and the driver was sentenced to 25 years.

Officer Pratt, a Marine sergeant who served at Camp Pendleton, had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 23800
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Sentenced to life

gang member

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Even all these years later, Danny is still on my mind. We worked patrol together at Hollenbeck. I went to the Academy and sometime later he went to 77th.

I was older than Danny and he often asked me for advice, or just wanted to talk. The last time, at the Academy Fountain, shortly before his murder.

He was a good cop. I miss him.

Sgt II Timothy Smith, 17722
LAPD (retired)

November 23, 2018

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