Sergeant Daniel J. Swift

Sergeant Daniel J. Swift

Hornell Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 24, 1973

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Daniel J. Swift

Sergeant Daniel Swift was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to arrest three juvenile occupants. The 15-year-old driver took his fathers car and intentionally struck Sergeant Swift. He was charged with juvenile delinquency. In 1977 he was sentenced to a year in jail for reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and DWI after he tried to run over another Hornell police officer in a parking lot.

Sergeant Swift was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Doesn’t seem possible that 45 years have gone by.... you’ve never been forgotten. Great memories... you will always be our hero in Hornell....... thinking of your family on this day.

Kim Clifford Wood

October 24, 2018

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