Sergeant
Daniel David Edenfield
Allen County Sheriff's Department
Saturday, May 16, 1998

Age: 49
Served: 26 years
Badge #: 74
Military Service:
Panel 52W, Line 21
Panel L2, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, May 15, 1998

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne
Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:
Washington
Weapon Used:
Person (alcohol involved)
Suspect Info:
Apprehended
Burial Location:
Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne

   Sergeant Daniel Edenfield suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase of an intoxicated suspect who was beating a female. Sergeant Edenfield was working a security detail at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum where the incident happened. After chasing the suspect he was able to apprehend him and struggled briefly with him before handcuffing the man. As he was waiting for a patrol car to transport the suspect he collapsed. He was then transported to a local hospital where he died while undergoing surgery.

   Sergeant Edenfield was survived by his wife and two children.