Detective Sergeant Daniel J. Coughlin

Detective Sergeant Daniel J. Coughlin

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, January 4, 1923

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Daniel J. Coughlin

Sergeant Daniel Coughlin was shot and killed after he and several other officers responded to a robbery at a downtown hotel. When they arrived on the scene Sergeant Coughlin was shot as he questioned four men in a vehicle. He fell into the vehicle after being shot. One of the officers fired at the vehicle as the men fled, wounding one of the suspects. Sergeant Coughlin's body was found in the vehicle a short distance away. All four men were apprehended.

Sergeant Coughlin had served with the Detroit Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, six daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 403

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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An Irish prayer to honor you. United in heaven with your daughter Marie, her son and my father Frank, and his son and my brother Paul, till we meet in eternity...

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.

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March 12, 2018

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