Patrol Officer Daniel John Dubiel

Patrol Officer Daniel John Dubiel

Inkster Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, July 9, 1987

Daniel John Dubiel

Officer Daniel Dubiel, Sergeant Ira Parker, and Officer Clay Hoover were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for a bad check from a rental car agency on a 68 year-old woman and her three sons.

Officers Dubiel and Hoover entered the room first and were asked to help one of the sons who had recently had kidney dialysis treatment. Officer Dubiel then called Sergeant Parker to bring a summons instead of arresting the individuals, and the officers waited with the suspects. When Sergeant Parker arrived in the room the suspects opened fire killing the officers instantly. Before their arrest the suspects held officers at bay during a ten hour standoff as hundreds of rounds were fired from their room.

All four suspects were sentenced to three life terms in prison for their role in the murders. The mother died in prison June 12, 2011. One of her sons died in prison in 1996.

Officer Dubiel had served with the agency for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 28

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Dubiel, You and I never met but I felt like I knew you. I was a friend of your mother Monica. We used to work together and I was very fond of her. The first time I met her, I saw your gold badge hanging around her neck. It was a gold necklace she wore to honor you. I remember watching your tragic death unfold on the local news station. I will never forget watching that, it really struck me. You are a hero and you are part of the reason I have been serving as a police officer for the last 21 years. Your mother missed you so much and your death tore her heart out, but she was so very proud of you. I used to look in on her until her death and was very proud and honored to have known her. It was pleasure to help her and listen to her stories about you and your fellow siblings. Thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrafice that you made to protect and serve. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Patrolman Tony Angelosanto
Plymouth Police Department-friend of family

August 23, 2015

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