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Police Officer Dennis McNamara, Upper Darby Township, PA, PD

February 10, 2002

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Police Officer Dennis McNamara, Upper Darby Township, PA, PD

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Police Officer Dennis McNamara, Upper Darby Township Police Department, PA

Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: January 30, 2002
Date of Incident: January 30, 2002
Age: 43
Tour of Duty: 10 yr
Suspect Info: Fled the scene
Weapon Used: Handgun

Officer McNamara was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity in front of a home on Perry Avenue. As he talked into his shoulder microphone a motorcycle gang member ran out of the home, pulled out a handgun, and shot him in the side of the head. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officer McNamara was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds two hours later. The suspect was arrested in the early morning hours following a car chase in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in which he was seriously injured when he crashed the vehicle.

Officer McNamara was a U.S. Army Reserve member and had been with the agency for ten years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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