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Sunday, June 26, 2011

[TN] 23 year veteran retired Memphis Police Cpt. Daniel dies, wife Regina injured, in domestic double shooting

By Jason Miles
Posted: Jun 24, 2011
Updated: Jun 25, 2011
[Excerpts] A retired Memphis Police officer died Friday and his wife was injured after what investigators call an attempted murder-suicide near Millington. Regina Daniel was in extremely critical condition at the MED Friday night. Investigators believe her husband, Troy Daniel, shot her before turning the gun on himself. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday at their home in the 6500 block of Walsh Road near the Woodstock community of Shelby County. Troy Daniel was reportedly a retired Memphis Police officer... "He had a stroke a year or so ago and you couldn't really talk to him and he seemed kind of said about that," said neighbor Deidra Bailey... [Full article here]

The Commerical Appeal
By Scott Carroll
Posted June 25, 2011
[Excerpts] A former captain in the Memphis Police Department has been identified as the man found dead in a Millington-area shooting on Friday. Troy Daniel, 63, was found by Shelby County Sheriff's deputies in the kitchen area of his home... with two gunshot wounds to the chest... Deputies reported that his wife, Regina Daniel, 51, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the incident, which Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington called a "domestic situation." She was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis in extremely critical condition... [Full article here]

Lynn Lampkin
Saturday, 25 Jun 2011
[Excerpts] ...63 year old retired Memphis Police Captain Troy Daniel died on the scene, and his wife, 51 year old Regina Daniel was airlifted to the Med in critical condition... Investigators have not confirmed whether the incident was an attempted murder-suicide. "Troy had had a couple strokes and heart attacks in the last few years…he wasn't able to do things he'd done in the past and I'm sure he was depressed about that," said [neighbor Perry] York. The stroke caused paralysis to Daniel's right side and he was using a cane and wheelchair at times. Neighbors say the couple was also battling financial problems and would argue at times... [Full article here]

Jackie Orozco
[Excerpts] Many unanswered questions remain about why a retired Memphis police captain, Troy Daniel, was shot to death inside his Millington home. His wife, Regina Daniel, was also shot and is in serious condition at The MED. Investigators said it's domestic abuse case. Police were called on the couple's home in the 6500 block of Walsh Road about 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2011... Many [neighbors] didn't want to be on camera. They said it's a tragedy for the neighborhood to lose a well-respected and caring man... Investigators said Troy Daniel was found in the kitchen with two gunshot wounds to his chest... Neighbors visited his wife, Regina, at the hospital and said she has three gun shot wounds. One of the bullets punctured her lungs. York said the neighborhood will never be the same... Neighbors said Regina Daniel underwent surgery Saturday afternoon. They said she's doing much better and is able to talk. No charges have been filed in the case... Regina Daniel is a former employee of the Shelby County Register's Office. She was indicted in 2010 on charges of theft and official misconduct... [Full article here]

By Lori Brown
Posted: Jun 25, 2011
[Excerpts] A retired Memphis Police officer was killed and his wife injured after a double shooting at their home Friday. The woman found shot in her home, 51-year-old Regina Daniel, told family members that her husband, 63-year-old Troy Daniel, was responsible. She said her husband then turned the gun on himself. Troy Daniel was a 23-year veteran of the Memphis Police Department. Action News 5 reporter Justin Hanson is a family member of Regina Daniel. Hanson said Regina Daniel was alert Saturday and remembers everything that happened... "Apparently, shot her in the neck and she put her hand up and it got her hand and elbow. The bullet that went in the neck ricocheted into her torso, causing her lung to collapse, I think." Hanson said she and her husband were in an argument Friday afternoon at their home on Walsh Road near Shelby Forest. "He walked in with some kind of rage and look in his eye, and pulled out a gun and shot her," said Hanson. She told family members that Troy Daniel shot her three times. She said she then ran into a bedroom and heard two more shots... The two were married for 12 years... Hanson said Troy Daniel suffered a stroke that nearly killed him a couple of years ago. His only daughter died several years ago... Hanson said a bullet is still lodged near Regina Daniel's lung, making it difficult for her to breathe. "She blessed," he said. "Lucky to be alive"... A [Shelby County Sheriff's Department] spokesperson said the case is still under investigation. [Full article here]
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  1. AnonymousJune 27, 2011

    I worked with Troy for a while but not on an everyday basis. He was always a nice man. It is hard to think he would do that. I guess a stroke can cause a lot of changes to a person. May God comfort all those affected by this tragedy...

  2. AnonymousJune 27, 2017

    Terrific forum posts Thanks.


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