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

Age: 49
Served: 26 years
Badge #: 74
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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
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Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Released in 2002
Burial Place:
Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne

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   Sergeant Daniel Edenfield suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase of an intoxicated suspect who was beating a female.

   While working a security detail at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, he chased the suspect and briefly struggled with him before being able to handcuff the man.

   As he was waiting for a patrol car to transport the suspect, he collapsed. He was taken to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne where he died the following day while undergoing surgery.

   The 27-year-old man was charged with involuntary manslaughter, escape, resisting law enforcement and battery. He later pleaded guilty to resisting law enforcement and battery. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison with two years suspended and released from two years probation in 2002.

   Sergeant Edenfield, from Fort Wayne, was survived by his wife and two children.

Military Service

United States Army
Vietnam War
Sergeant (SGT) ▪ 1969–1971

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