Police Officer Daniel T. Maloney

Police Officer Daniel T. Maloney

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, December 27, 1981

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Daniel T. Maloney

Police Officer Daniel Maloney was shot and killed by an attempted-rape suspect after while trying to stop a suspicious vehicle.

Dispatchers had just taken the call from the victim and where getting ready to broadcast it when Officer Maloney radioed in the suspicious vehicle. When he attempted to stop the vehicle it sped away and Officer Maloney chased it into a dead-end on Challedon Drive. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards Officer Maloney's police car firing, striking him several times through the driver's window.

Officer Maloney was able to radio that he had been shot as the suspect returned to his car and fled. Another officer stopped the vehicle and the suspect immediately exited and opened fire. The officer returned fired and killed the suspect.

Officer Maloney had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

vehicle stop

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It has taken me this long to find Danny’s name on this website. Danny and I went through the Tidewater Regional Police Academy at Old Doioinion University. Like Danny, I moved from Buffalo after serving as an Army Reecuiter to join the Portsmouth Police Department. Danny was seated in rows behind myself and Patrick Gough who was from the VBPD. Some of our other classmates were Gary Blankenship and a guy we called “Country” who were also from VBPD. Dixie Shipley, Mary Kate Hamilton, and Wally Bunker all from Suffolk PD. Don Reimer of VBPD and Sheriff Billy Overman was two of our great instructors. We had an incredible Academy class and Danny was one of our outstanding classmates who was exceptionally proud of being a VB Police Officer. We often chided in jest our classmates from Virginia Beach because they prided themselves in thinking they had better euipment than the other meager departments in the Academy. It was all done in good collegial fun. I was working the streets in Portsmouth during the early morning hours that you were savagely assasinated. It brought about a painful reality that most of us never gave much thought of happening to any of us during our Academy training. Whenever I return to Buffalo hardly a visit goes by that I don’t think of you and our class. Godspeed my friend, fair winds and following seas. May your memory, dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice be an inspiration to generations to law enforcement officers not yet born.

Officer Gerald O. Glenn, PPD
Police Chaplain, Chesterfield [VA] PD

November 7, 2018

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