Police Officer Daryl R. Pierson

Police Officer Daryl R. Pierson

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Add to My Heroes

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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Life in prison

convicted felon, foot pursuit, parolee, traffic stop

Most Recent Reflection

View all 312 Reflections

On the 9th anniversary of your death, we have not forgotten your sacrifice. Keeping all who love and miss you in prayer.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 3, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.