Officer Daniel Hallam

Officer Daniel Hallam

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 10, 1861

Daniel Hallam

Officer Daniel Hallam and Officer Claborne Long were stabbed on January 9, 1861 in a home on Main Street while searching for a missing girl.

The officers had dressed in civilian clothes to visit a madam's home in search of the girl. They were inside the house on the east side of Main Street, between 6th Street and 7th Street, when a father and son pair insisted on entering. The madam refused the admittance because the father held a pistol. The two officers directed her to open the door and attempted to arrest the pair, at which time both officers were stabbed in the side.

Officer Long died that day while Officer Hallam died the following day.

The father was dismissed outright as having no evidence against him. The son was charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. Later a new trial was ordered and he was released, but was arrested for counterfeiting.

Officer Hallam was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 9, 1861
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender sentenced to life; deceased

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Daniel Hallam of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 10, 2018

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