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 Tiedeman was shot and killed while chasing three burglary suspects. He interrupted the men burglarizing a saloon at 13th and Spaulding. 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, Governor Ezra Savage, who had doubts about his guilt, commuted his sentence to time served and he was released. Four months later he granted him 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

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Rest in peace Officer Tiedeman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 5, 2019

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