Daniel J. Lane
End of Watch: 8/7/1913
Patrolman Lane was walking his beat when he observed that a street lamp was not functioning. After waiting for assistance that did not arrive, he climbed the lamppost and attempted to repair the light himself. The lamppost collapsed, killing him.
On August 7, 1913, at 8:00 p.m., Patrolman Daniel J. Lane was walking his beat when he observed that a street lamp located at the corner of Cooke and Grove Streets was not functioning. Patrolman Lane walked to a call box and notified the Desk Sergeant of the broken lamp.
By 10:33 p.m., no one from Connecticut Light and Power arrived to repair the lamp so Patrolman Lane climbed the lamppost and attempted to repair the light himself. The lamppost collapsed and the 2200-volt wire that ran inside the lamppost electrocuted Patrolman Lane. Patrolman Lane also received a fractured skull from the lamp post falling on top of him.
Patrolman Daniel Lane was 34 years when he died.