Officer Daniel Webster remembered as ‘legacy’ within APD

An Albuquerque troops officer and 20-year U.S. Army maestro has succumbed to injuries postulated during a trade stop sharpened final week.

On Oct. 21, Officer Dan Webster pulled over a convicted felon. Webster was dismissed during several times, with one of a bullets attack him in a head.

After spending about a week during a sanatorium in vicious condition, Webster died around 2:20 a.m. Thursday. His family, along with several officers, Chief Gorden Eden and Mayor Richard Berry collected during a sanatorium late Wednesday night.

THANKS TO IN THIS TIME OF TRAGEDY, CERTAINLY, AND we WILL ECHO SOME OF WHAT THE CHIEF SAID. THE FAMILY — DANIEL HAD AN AMAZING FAMILY, AND THEY ARE HERE — MOST OF THEM — AND THEY ARE THE FOLKS THAT HELP KEEP US STRONG. AS WE WERE TRYING TO COMFORT THEM, THEY WERE ACTUALLY COMFORTING US. THEY ARE REMARKABLE PEOPLE. THEY WERE THERE LAST NIGHT WITH US AS WELL AT UNM H, AND we WANT TO ECHO MY THOUGHTS AND THANKS TO THE PEOPLE AT UNMH HOSPITAL.

Webster, 47, spent 8 years with a Albuquerque Police Department.

“This is a male who is truly a bequest within a department,” pronounced Eden. “This is a male who for 20 years served a republic in a U.S. Army as an Army ranger. He was in Kosovo, Bosnia, South Africa and Iraq.”

After his troops service, he assimilated APD. His colleagues report him as one of a department’s best officers, and a dialect agreed, fixing him a officer of a year in 2013. But APD isn’t a usually group lamentation Webster’s death.

“We’re in a singular conditions since not usually did we humour a comfortless detriment as members of (APD), though Dan’s mother Michelle is a member of a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department,” Eden said.

Webster’s mother was with him when he was taken off life support Wednesday night.

Her colleagues contend they’ll now watch over her. Webster also leaves behind 3 adult children as good as grandchildren.

Other leaders opposite a state assimilated in a Thursday news conference, charity condolences, including U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez, who pronounced this detriment underscores a genuine dangers that are customarily raced by those who strengthen and serve.

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg pronounced Webster was a dear crony to many in her office, adding a state will pierce brazen with charges opposite indicted shooter Davon Lymon.

Davon Lymon

Investigators contend Webster pulled Lymon over for roving a motorcycle with stolen places. Investigators contend there was some arrange of scuffle and Lymon dismissed 6 shots. At slightest dual of them strike Webster. Officers tracked Lymon to a strew in a southeast Albuquerque behind yard nearby where a trade stop took place.

Officials pronounced Lymon still had one fetter on.

Lymon seemed in sovereign justice twice this week. He was charged with being a law-breaker in possession of a firearm Monday, and on Tuesday schooled he’d sojourn in jail until his trial.

Community reaction

Webster’s genocide has overwhelmed many in a community, even those who didn’t know him personally.

WHO ARE OVERWHELMED BY HIS DEATH, AND WANT TO MAKE SURE HIS MEMORY LIVES ON. REPORTER: THERE ARE SO MANY EMOTIONS. IT’S HARD. YEAH. REPORTER: OVER THE DEATH OF OFFICER DANIEL WEBSTER. THESE LAWS ARE JUST. NO GOOD. REPORTER: A COMMUNITY STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND, WHY? THIS IS NONSENSE. THERE IS NO SENSE IN THIS. REPORTER: ON CENTRAL AND EUBANK THE PLACE WHERE OFFICER WEBSTER WAS SHOT LAST WEEK. PEOPLE LEFT FLOWERS THIS IS THE WORST OF THE WORST. REPORTER: RIBBONS we SAID, OH MY GOD. REPORTER: EVEN AN AFD SHIRT WITH NOTES. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN THANK YOU FOR LOOKING OUT FOR ME AND NOW WATCHING OVER ME SMALL GESTURES. AND EVEN MASSIVE ONES. SO MANY PEOPLE, HURTING. IT’S SAD. IT’S TERRIBLE YOU KNOW AND MY PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. REPORTER: AND THERE ARE THE MOMENTS. IT SINKS IN. A 47-YEAR-OLD FATHER, HUSBAND 8 YEAR VETERAN OF THE FORCE IS GONE. REPORTER: ANYTHING YOU ‘D LIKE TO SAY TO OFFICER WEBSTER’S FAMILY TONIGHT? we DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. REPORTER: AS PEOPLE PRAY FOR WEBSTER’S FAMILY THEY ALSO PRAY THE LAWS, NEED TO BE TOUGHER ON THESE GUYS. REPORTER: — FOR CHANGE FOR JUSTICE AND FOR PEACE IN THEIR COMMUNITY. DOUG: APD SAYS CARDS, LETTERS AND POSTERS KEEP COMING. WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A MEMORY BOOK THAT’S BEEN GETTING BIGGER EVERY DAY. AND JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO, THE DEPARTMENT SHARED THESE PHOTOS. YOU CAN SEE THE PILES OF MAIL, ALL TO SUPPORT OFFICER WEBSTER AND HIS FAMILY. APD HAS GOTTEN SO MANY, THEY’RE NOW LINING THE WALLS AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS. THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT’S VERY THANKFUL FOR EVERYONE’S

People left flowers during a stage of a shooting, nearby Central Avenue and Eubank Boulevard. Some even left records that read, “You will be missed though not forgotten,” “Thank we for looking out for me and now examination over me.”

APD says cards, letters and posters keep coming. Letters of support now line a walls during troops headquarters. The dialect says they’re grateful for everyone’s good wishes during such a formidable time.

When an officer dies, his colleagues mount ensure over his physique until he’s buried.

Webster’s peers contend he was a hero

Some contend a favourite is someone who willingly goes into harm’s way. Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier says that clarification fits Webster to a tee.

“You know, really few people have a gumption to go forward and get things done, and Dan saw each pursuit by to a finish,” Geier said.

Before going to Rio Rancho, Geier was a commander during APD, Webster’s trainer in a southeast.

KNOWING A HERO GAVE HIS LIFE RIGHT HERE. TONIGHT WE SAT DOWN WITH ONE OF HIS BROTHERS IN BLUE WHO STOOD ON THE FRONT LINES WITH WEBSTER WHEN BOTH WERE AT APD. YOU KNOW VERY FEW PEOPLE HAVE THE GUMPTION TO GO AHEAD AND GET GET THINGS DONE AND DAN SAW , EVERY JOB THROUGH TO THE FINISH. MATT: SOME SAY A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO VOLUNTARILY GOES INTO HARM’S WAY. RIO RANCHO POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL GREER SAYS THAT DEFINITION FITS DAN WEBSTER TO A TEE. IF we GAVE HIM AN ASSIGNMENT OR IF we GAVE HIM SOMETHING TO DO , DAN WOULD GET IT DONE AND THEN SOME. MATT: WEBSTER’S ASSIGNMENT LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT PATROL IN THE BUSY SOUTHEAST AREA COMMAND. INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STOPPED A SUSPECT ON A STOLEN MOTORCYCLE AND WOUND UP SHOT IN THE HEAD. BEFORE GOING TO RIO RANCHO, GEIER WAS A COMMANDER IN APD. WEBSTER’S BOSS AND THE SOUTHEAST. HE MADE ME PROUD TO HAVE HIM UNDER MY COMMAND AND we WAS PROUD TO SERVE WITH HIM. MATT: GEIER SAYS WEBSTER WAS A VOLUNTEER AT HEART AND WOULD ASK FOR THE SHIFTS NO ONE WANTED — ONE WANTED, BECAUSE HE SAYS WEBSTER’S ONLY GOAL WAS TO SERVE AND PROTECT HIS COMMUNITY. we NEVER KNEW IF HE EVER RESTED OR SLEPT THAT’S THE TYPE OF OFFICER HE WAS. MATT: APD IS NOW TASKED WITH SAYING FAREWELL TO ONE OF THEIR BROTHERS. A TRAGIC, HEART-ACHING SITUATION THAT GEIER KNOWS ALL TOO WELL AFTER RIO RANCHO OFFICER GREGG BENNER WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AGO. MY ONLY ADVICE IS LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER. WE’RE NOT ABOVE THAT KIND OF PAIN AND LOSS BECAUSE WE DO FEEL , IT JUST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE. MATT: WEBSTER’S FELLOW POLICE OFFICERS ARE WATCHING OVER HIS BODY TONIGHT. TOMORROW HE’LL BE TAKEN TO A FUNERAL HOME, WHERE HIS BROTHERS

“He done me unapproachable to have him underneath my authority and we was unapproachable to offer with him,” Geier said.

Geier says Webster was a proffer during heart and would ask for a shifts no one wanted, because, he says, Webster’s usually idea was to offer and strengthen his community.

This is a comfortless conditions Geier knows all too good after Rio Rancho Officer Gregg Benner was shot and killed in a line of avocation reduction than 6 months ago. State Police Chief Pete Kassetas pronounced a dangers have never been some-more genuine for those who strengthen and serve.

“It’s a realities of this job, and they need to know that and they need to know it,” Kassetas said, adding that doesn’t make it any easier to understanding with. “It’s usually tough to put into words.”

How we can help

1. The troops union’s GoFundMe account: It’s already lifted some-more than $23,000. The kinship is in assign of doing that money. It says a donations are being funneled into a singular Wells Fargo bank comment that usually a Websters can access, and usually they can confirm how to use it.

2. Daniels Funeral Home during 1100 Coal Ave. is usurpation flowers for Webster’s family.

3. Letters, cards and present cards can be forsaken off during ANY Albuquerque troops substation.

4. Or usually offer a elementary “Thank You” to any officer we see.