Police Officer Daniel Mahoney

Police Officer Daniel Mahoney

Frisco Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, August 5, 1883

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Daniel Mahoney

Police Officer Daniel Mahoney was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three intoxicated men who had been firing their pistols into the air.

He had advised the subjects earlier in the evening to stop causing a disturbance. He encountered them again at approximately 3:30 am and ordered them off of the street. One of the men drew his pistol and shot Officer Mahoney, fatally wounding him.

Before dying, Officer Mahoney identified the man who shot him. The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to prison.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt, disturbance, shots fired, weapons violation

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My family and I have spent many hours exploring Frisco, Utah ghost town and studying its history. We were proud to sponsor his bronze plaque on the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial.
All Give Some. Some Give All.
Thank you for your service Officer Mahoney!

Mark L. Shurtleff
Former Utah Attorney General 2001-13

November 11, 2023

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