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Hero Down: Brownsville PD Cpl. Daniel Wallace Dies After On-Duty Medical Emergency

Brownsville, TN – Brownsville Police Department (BPD) Corporal Daniel Wallace died in the line of duty on Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency at the police station, according to city officials.

The 29-year-old corporal had participated in a school safety drill activity at Anderson Kindergarten earlier in the day on Aug. 24 before he returned to the department to carry out his daily duties, the BPD said in a press release on Thursday.

Cpl. Wallace, who was recently assigned as the BPD’s evidence technician and accreditation manager, was suddenly “overcome with chest pains” at approximately 1:53 p.m.

He was immediately rushed to Jackson General Hospital, where he underwent multiple surgical procedures, according to the BPD.

Cpl. Wallace passed away on Wednesday evening.

The young corporal was a five-year veteran of the BPD.

“The past two years he has been a training officer and a mentor to many of our new officers,” the department said. “Corporal Wallace was fair to everyone he worked with and the citizens he served always treating everyone with respect.”

News of Cpl. Wallace’s unexpected death spread quickly online and many people offered their condolences on the City of Brownsville’s Facebook page.

“He was so kind and professional,” one person wrote. “My sincere condolences to his friends and family.”

Cpl. Wallace leaves behind his wife and two children.

“Daniel was a great police officer, friend to many, father to two beautiful children, and a wonderful husband,” BPD said in a statement. “Corporal Daniel Wallace will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the Brownsville Police Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Brownsville Police Department Corporal Daniel Wallace, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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