Pierce County, WA Sheriff Deputy Daniel McCartney
Daniel Alexander McCartney was raised in Loyalton, California, and participated in Boy Scouts and several community activities. He graduated from Loyalton High School where he played baseball, basketball, and football. On September 10, 2002, Daniel enlisted into the Navy and went on to serve the Navy in Everett, Washington, Great Lakes, Illinois, San Diego, California, and set sail aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Daniel was highly decorated as a Navy Electronics Technician and earned several awards including the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and twice given the Good Conduct Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 2008, Daniel was highly recruited to the Hoquiam Police Department where he began his law enforcement career. During his six years as an Officer, he held several positions including Field Training Officer, and as a Bike Patrolman, SWAT Team member, and the Crisis Response Team. In 2014, Daniel transferred to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department where he ultimately joined the Mountain Detachment.
January 7, 2018, became known as Sheriff Deputy Daniel Alexander McCartney’s end of watch. That evening Daniel was responding to a drug-related armed invasion in Frederickson, Washington, when he was shot during a foot chase. He was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
He is survived by his wife Cierra and his three sons, Tytus, Tate, and Traxton.