Officer Daniel Scott Wasson

Officer Daniel Scott Wasson

Milford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, April 12, 1987

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Daniel Scott Wasson

Officer Wasson was shot and killed while making a traffic stop for expired registration on Boston Post Road near the Orange line at 2:30 am.

The driver of the vehicle was high on cocaine at the time of the shooting. The suspect had previously served a prison sentence for shooting at police officers. The suspect was convicted of Officer Wasson's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Wasson was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Milford Police Department for two years. He was survived by his fiancée, who was a fellow officer, his parents, and three brothers.

As of 2022, he is the only Milford officer killed in the line of duty.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 60

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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On the day when the City of Milford reflects and re-honors the life of my good friend, Danny WASSON.
Danny and I graduated from the CT State Police 11th K-9 Training Troop in 1986. His K-9 Partner "General" out ranked my K-9 Partner Sargent., and Danny never let "us" forget.
Along with the Wasson Family, the City of Milford, Danny's fellow officers and Danny's host of friends, we all must remember Danny, the other first responders that have lost their lives protecting us.
I was proud to know and have had Danny as a friend.
"RIP Brother"

Vin Costanzo. Ret. West Haven Police

May 15, 2022

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