Deputy Sheriff Daniel Alexander McCartney

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Alexander McCartney

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 2018

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Daniel Alexander 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.

Bio

  • 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

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Dan McCartney. My mom let me know that she went to your memorial service. I regret not attending with her due to my own life circumstances, but as a US Navy veteran who understands the concept of sacrificing your own wants for the needs of others, I want to wish the best for your family. Every time I pass the area I will remember you and the positivity of your actions to help defend our community. Thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for helping me go through my own tough times. Wishing the best for our broken HUMAN world.

Eric C. Johnson
U.S. Navy Veteran

August 27, 2019

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