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Our thoughts and prayers go out to those officers our country has lost this year. Through early December, we have lost 134 officers who have died in the line of duty. Their service will never be forgotten.
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On May 31, 1981, at approximately 3 A.M., Officer Kenneth E. Bateman Jr. was shot and killed while investigating a commercial burglar alarm
activation at a local fast food restaurant.
Officer Bateman, a seven year veteran of the Darien Police Department, was just 34 years old at the time of his death. Prior to joining DPD, Officer Bateman proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He left behind his wife, Barbara, and his parents, Kenneth Sr. and Gladys Bateman.
The investigation into Officer Bateman’s death is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Darien Police Department Detective Division at (203) 662-5330. View the reward poster.
On November 18, 1927, Officer William Bowman was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic on the Post Road. Officer Bowman had one year of service with the Darien Police Department.