08/30/2005

Ala. Officer shot and killed

Officer Down: Daniel Golden - [Huntsville, Alabama]

Biographical Info

Age: 27

Additional Info: Officer Golden had been with the Huntsville Police Department for three years. Officer Golden leaves behind a wife and step-children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Golden was shot in the head while responding to a domestic violence call.

Date of Incident: August 29, 2005


The Associated Press

A Huntsville police officer was killed Monday afternoon while answering a domestic disturbance call in the northern part of the city.

Officer Daniel Golden, 27, was shot in the head about 3:45 p.m. outside the Jalisco Grocery, in the parking lot of the Tequila Plaza Latina shopping center.

He died about two hours later at Huntsville Hospital, The Huntsville Times reported.

Police said they were questioning two Hispanic men, who were taken into custody after the shooting. Their names were not immediately released.

Golden was first Huntsville officer killed in the line of duty since 1968, the newspaper reported.

"We've lost one from the brotherhood in blue," said Police Chief Rex Reynolds. "It's traumatic, tough, emotional."

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