Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney

Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 2018

Daniel A. McCartney

Deputy Sheriff Daniel McCartney was shot and killed after responding to a burglary in progress near 45th Avenue Court East and 200th Street East, in Frederickson, at approximately 11:30 pm.

Deputy McCartney was the first officer on scene and became engaged in a foot pursuit of at least one subject. The man opened fire on Deputy McCartney during the foot pursuit, mortally wounding him. Deputy McCartney was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center where he passed away at approximately 2:00 am.

One subject was found dead at the scene. A second subject was arrested the following day after a massive manhunt.

Deputy McCartney was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for three years and had previously served with the Hoquiam Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 484
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

burglary, foot pursuit


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Paul Pastor
Pierce County Sheriff's Department
930 Tacoma Avenue South
First Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 798-7530

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Even though it's been over 10 years since I dated your Navy friend I still remember the fun double dates we all did! I don't understand God's plan in bringing you home so soon, especially when this world need sooo many more people like you in it, but I suppose that's where faith comes in. I wish you didn't have to physically leave Cierra and the boys, my heart breaks for them, but they are surrounded by so many people that love them and will help them through. While your earthly EOW was Jan 8th, I know you will continue to watch over your family from heaven.

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January 20, 2018

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