Patrol Officer Daniel J. Lane

Patrol Officer Daniel J. Lane

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, August 7, 1913

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Daniel J. Lane

Officer Lane was electrocuted by an exposed wire from a lamp post at the intersection of Grove Street and Prospect Street. He had notified the desk sergeant of the broken lamp, but when the electric company failed to show up he attempted to fix it himself. As he climbed up the lamp post, the entire lamp post collapsed and landed on top of him. An exposed 2200 volt wire came in contact with him, killing him.

Officer Lane had been with the agency for 3 years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 81

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Daniel Lane was my great uncle. He had a great nephew and a great-great nephew named after him. He is still remembered by the family.

Susan Lane
great niece

July 7, 2018

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