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1908-06-07 Davis Daniel
Patrolman Daniel Davis

Entered Division of Police
May 25, 1899

Died In the Line of Duty
June 7, 1908

Patrolman Daniel E. Davis, who entered the department in 1899, was the third officer killed while on duty. 

As night headquarters man, he received a call that prowlers were burglarizing a home on East Broad Street. Responding to the summons, he was shot by one of the intruders and died in the patrol wagon en route to St. Francis Hospital. 

Frank Caster, Flint, Michigan, one of the burglars who escaped by leaping from the roof of the home, injured his ankle and was captured by another policeman with Davis and was later convicted of murder. He was electrocuted in the Ohio Penitentiary.