Officer Daniel C. Bier

Officer Daniel C. Bier

Cambridge Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, May 3, 1953

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Daniel C. Bier

Officer Daniel Bier was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call at 4:30 pm.

He was shot in the chest with a .45 caliber handgun as he entered the home. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended by members of the Maryland State Police.

The suspect was initially convicted of first-degree murder, however, was convicted of a lesser charge of second-degree murder during a second trial. He was released after serving only 5 years.

Officer Bier had served with the Cambridge Police Department for 7 years. He was survived by his wife, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Released after 5 years


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Your memory lives on as your widow remarried four years later. I was her first born son. I donated a wedding photo of Officer Bier to the Cambridge Police Department to honor your sacrifice. I wish I could have known you, sir.

Robert Nelson, retired sergeant, A.F.
Son of his widow

May 9, 2023

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