Detective Sergeant Daniel J. Coughlin

Detective Sergeant Daniel J. Coughlin

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, January 4, 1923

Daniel J. Coughlin

Sergeant Daniel Coughlin was shot and killed after he and several other officers responded to a man with a gun call at a downtown hotel. When they arrived on the scene Sergeant Coughlin was shot as he questioned three 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.

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 Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

How proud you must be that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 4, 2012

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