Police Officer Daryl R. Pierson

Police Officer Daryl R. Pierson

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Daryl R. Pierson

Police Officer Daryl Pierson was shot and killed near the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street while involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect following a traffic stop.

The man that Officer Pierson was chasing had been paroled only three weeks prior while serving a sentence for attempted armed robbery. On July 16th, 2015, the suspect was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, along with a sentence of 55 years to life in prison, to be served consecutively for aggravated murder of a police officer and attempted aggravated murder of a police officer, respectively.

A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire.

Officer Pierson was a veteran of the National Guard and had served with the Rochester Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 46
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Life in prison

foot pursuit, traffic stop

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Rest in peace Officer Pierson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 3, 2019

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