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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Not to many days I don't think of you buddy. I remember our days as roommates in the military, your good nature and friendship. One day we will meet up again and share laughs, and a beer.

Lt Mark I Brown (ret)
Madison PD

Mark I Brown (Lt)
City of Madison PD

June 4, 2024

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