Officer Dan D. Tiedeman

Officer Dan D. Tiedeman

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, June 9, 1897

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Dan D. Tiedeman

Officer Dan Tiedeman was shot and killed while chasing three burglary suspects.

He interrupted the men burglarizing a saloon at 30th Street and Spaulding Street. As the men fled, one of them turned around and fired a shotgun, striking Officer Tiedeman in the stomach. Officer Tiedeman was able to make it to a nearby fire station, where he died.

A man and his two sons were arrested and charged with Officer Tiedeman's murder. One of the sons was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On October 15, 1901, the governor commuted his sentence to time served, and he was released. Four months later he was granted a full pardon.

Officer Tiedeman was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Released in 1901

burglary, foot pursuit

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Officer Tiedeman,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Omaha.


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June 9, 2022

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