Night Watchman William A. Daniels

Night Watchman William A. Daniels

Cassopolis Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, January 26, 1903

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William A. Daniels

Night Watchman William Daniels was killed when a large piece of ice fell on him while he was investigating a possible burglary in progress in a town store.

Night Watchman Daniels was on his regular patrol route when he heard noise from the rear of a store in town. Thinking there might be a burglary in progress, Night Watchman Daniels went to the rear of the building, with his revolver drawn, to check. Unknown to Night Watchman Daniels, the noise he had heard was the sound of large icicles falling from the roof of the building. While inspecting the rear of the building, a large piece of ice fell from the roof and struck Night Watchman Daniels on the head, killing him.

Night Watchmen Daniels was a United States Army veteran. He was survived by his parents and two sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

foot patrol, weather

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Officer Daniels,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2023

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