Officer Daniel Mahoney

Died on August 5, 1883

Age 40
Frisco Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

On the evening of Saturday, August 4, 1883, while conducting his rounds, Officer Mahoney had several encounters with three intoxicated individuals. Witnesses later testified that the three men, whom Officer Mahoney had previously cautioned about firing their pistols into the air, began looking for him. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Officer Mahoney again encountered the men. This time he ordered them off the street. One of the men drew a pistol and shot Officer Mahoney twice in the abdomen, causing his death six hours later. Before succumbing to his wound, Officer Mahoney identified his killer by name. The suspect was arrested a few hours later, convicted and sent to prison. Officer Mahoney was single and buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Salt Lake City. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.


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2 responses to “Officer Daniel Mahoney”

  1. BL Smith says:

    Frisco (now)is a ghost town in Beaver County, Utah, USA. It was an active mining camp from 1879 to 1929. At its peak in 1885, Frisco was a thriving town of 6,000 people.

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

  2. BL Smith says:

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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