APD Officer Daniel Webster, Shot Last Week During Traffic Stop, Has Died

Albuquerque police officer Daniel Webster, shot during a traffic stop last week, has died as a result of his injuries. Officer Webster had been in critical condition at a local hospital since the shooting.

Albuquerque Chief of Police Gorden Eden informed fellow officers of Webster's death. "It is with deep sorrow that I inform you our colleague and brother, Officer Dan Webster, has succumbed to the injuries that he sustained during a traffic stop on October 21, 2015. Officer Webster fought valiantly for his life, however, his injuries were too severe," said Eden.

Richard Berry, mayor of Albuquerque, said in a statement, "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."

Officer Webster is survived by a wife, children, and grandchildren.

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