Police Officer Daryl Pierson Rochester Police Department, New York End of Watch: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daryl Pierson

Rochester Police Department, New York

Police Officer Daryl Pierson

Rochester Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: September 3, 2014
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and wounded

Agency Contact Information

Police Chief Michael Ciminelli
Rochester Police Department
185 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 428-7033

Police Officer Daryl Pierson was shot and killed near the intersection of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street while involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect following a traffic stop.
The man that Officer Pierson was chasing had been paroled only three weeks prior while serving a sentenced for attempted armed robbery.
A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire.
Officer Pierson was a veteran of the National Guard and had served with the Rochester Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WIVB) Officers across western New York are mourning a fallen Rochester police officer. Rochester Police Chief Mike Ciminelli said that Officer Daryl R. Pierson, an 8-year veteran was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Pierson was 32-year-old when he died. He was a father and husband, who left behind a 4-month old and his oldest child started kindergarten Wednesday. Pierson also served with the US Army National Guard.

There are reports the suspect had just been released from prison on parole. Local media reports the suspect is Thomas Johnson III. The district attorney will talk about the investigation later Thursday, they are interviewing witnesses.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and local TV stations are showing a mugshot from 2006, in Florida, when he was locked up there for robbery.

Around 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Pierson and his 41-year-old partner Officer Depala were trying to catch the suspect on Hudson Avenue. Shots were fired, an innocent bystander, who should be okay, and the officer got shot.

Police said then the officer’s partner shot the suspect and took him into custody. Police say suspect is going to survive.

On Facebook, the Buffalo Police Department released this statement: “The Buffalo Police Department wishes to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of the Rochester Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Rochester Police Department during this tragic time.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo released this statement Thursday: “The tragic death of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson – an eight year veteran of the local police force and member of the Army National Guard who was shot in the line of duty last night – is deeply saddening. I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of this public servant,” Governor Cuomo said. “Across the state, law enforcement personnel put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day, and today is a heartbreaking reminder of what that service can cost. My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Officer Pierson, including his wife and two young children, and I urge all New Yorkers to pause and remember the dedication of the brave men and women who keep our state safe.”

It’s unknown at this time how many law enforcement officers from our area will attend the officer’s funeral, but we expect them to go show their support.

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1 Response to “Police Officer Daryl Pierson Rochester Police Department, New York End of Watch: Wednesday, September 3, 2014”


  1. 1 Mary Anderson September 4, 2014 at 15:23

    So sorry for the death of Officer Daryl Pierson.My deepest sympathy to the Police Department who lost him and his family. Such a sad day.


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