Police Officer Daniel Webster
Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico
End of Watch: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: October 21, 2015
Weapon Used: Handgun; .40 caliber
Suspect Info: Arrested
Agency Contact Information
Police Chief Gorden Eden
Albuquerque Police Department
400 Roma Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 768-2200
Police Officer Dan Webster succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on October 21st, 2015, while making a traffic stop.
He had stopped a motorcycle that was displaying a stolen license plate near the intersection of Central Avenue and Eubank Boulevard at approximately 8:00 pm. Officer Webster had placed one handcuff on the subject’s left wrist when the man pretended to be injured by complaining that his right shoulder was hurt. The subject then reached for a concealed handgun and opened fire on him at close range. Officer Webster was struck in the face, chest, and arm.
The man, a felon with a prior manslaughter conviction, was arrested a short time later by responding officers who had contained him within a perimeter.
Officer Webster was transported to a local hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to his wounds one week later.
Officer Webster was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Albuquerque Police Department for eight years.
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After fighting for his life for a week after he was shot during a traffic stop — Albuquerque Police Officer Daniel Webster passed away early Thursday morning.
The mayor and the police chief just spoke to the media within the past hour, it was somber and emotional.
Both APD Chief Gorden Eden and Mayor Richard Nerry talked about Webster’s devotion to this city and to his country. Representatives from APD, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office were also on hand.
Mayor Richard J. Berry released the following statement Thursday:
“Today our hearts are heavy as we grieve the loss of APD officer Daniel Webster. Officer Webster served our city and our nation with distinction, honor and courage. I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to Officer Webster’s wife and family and I ask our community to come together as we mourn his passing and remember the sacrifice that he and his family made to keep us safe. Keep the men and women of APD close to your hearts today and always.”
It was about 2:30 Thursday morning when APD says Officer Webster succumbed to his injuries. Out of respect for the family, they said they would not go into details about his final moments.
APD Chief Eden instead spoke about Webster’s time, 20 years as an Army Ranger along with his time on APD’s force.
It was last Wednesday when police say convicted killer Davon Lymon shot Officer Webster three times during a traffic stop at Central and Eubank. During the week Officer Webster was fighting for his life at UNM Hospital, the outpouring of support from the community was tremendous and it was also recognized Thursday morning.
Both the mayor and the chief also recognized the staff at UNMH for their valiant efforts trying to save Officer Webster’s life.
Officer Webster leaves behind his wife, Michelle who is a deputy with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, as well as two children and his grandchildren.
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