|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1996|
Dan R. Seely
During the morning hours of October 26, 1996, Officer Dan Seely was dispatched to a Chugiak home to serve a warrant on a man for domestic violence. The suspect, who was wearing a hidden shoulder holster, shot Officer Seely in the face and then fled to a neighboring house where his estranged wife and two children had taken refuge. There, the suspect shot and killed his five-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. The man also seriously wounded his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. Officer Seely died an hour later at Providence Hospital.
Officer Seely’s wife, Deborah, who was expecting the couple’s first child, was an on-duty police dispatcher at the time of the shootings.
Officer Dan Seely was forty years old at the time of his death. He served with the Anchorage Police Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife and son who was born seven months after his death.
Created by: Tammy Jones-Ashley
Record added: Oct 28, 2005
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