FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Video: New York Officer Shot, Killed in Foot Pursuit

September 04, 2014  | 

VIDEO: New York Officer Shot, Killed in Foot Pursuit

Rochester (N.Y.) PD Officer Daryl R. Pierson — 32, and an eight-year veteran with the RPD and father of two small children — was shot and killed Wednesday during an exchange of gunfire between police and a man officers were pursuing, reports the Democrat & Chronicle.

An Army veteran and a father to a 4-year-old and a 3-month-old, Pierson was a calming and steady member of a tight-knit unit charged with dealing with some of the department's most chaotic and dangerous situations.

"He was an outstanding officer, he is known for great work on the street, and he gave his life for the Rochester community last night, trying to take a dangerous person off the street," said Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy, former police chief and mayor of Rochester. "Officer Pierson's family was basically destroyed by that suspect's bullet."

Rochester police Chief Michael Ciminelli said Thursday that Pierson's partner, Michael DiPaola, fired at, wounded and apprehended the suspect, who police sources identified as Thomas Johnson III.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Elbeco's New Reflex Uniform Now Available
Elbeco's new Reflex uniform series, which extends the concept of the daily duty uniform,...
Company Says It Provided Right Address to Dispatcher the Night Missouri Officer Killed
The day after the shooting, investigators revealed the 911 call originated in Windsor, Mo....
Experts Believe Anonymous Tip Lines Can Prevent School Shootings
In Colorado, at least two high school students were arrested based on information sent to...
Autopsy Shows Chicago Police Commander Shot 6 Times
Bauer, 53, a 31-year department veteran who headed the Near North patrol district, was...
NYPD Sued Over Removal of Religious Head Coverings for Booking Photos
The suit challenges a 2015 NYPD policy requiring that booking photos have an unobstructed...

Police Magazine