On Sunday, April 12, 1987, Officer Daniel Wasson and his K-9 "General" were conducting a motor vehicle stop on the Boston Post Road. During this motor vehicle stop, Officer Wasson was fatally shot by the vehicle's operator and was found by a passing motorist with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Officer Daniel Scott Wasson, age 25, was a dedicated police officer and K-9 handler serving the City of Milford. Since joining the police force on March 1, 1985, he had been commended three times for outstanding performance of duty. Officer Daniel Scott Wasson was a U.S. Air Force veteran. General was retired from police service and adopted by Dan's family. Officer Wasson is buried in Kings Highway Cemetery in Milford.
Danny Wasson's Badge number 60 was retired and locker number 43 remains empty to this day serving as a reminder to city police officers who suit up for work that their fellow officer made the ultimate sacrifice.
End of Watch: Sunday, April 12, 1987