34-Year old Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson was shot and killed while involved in a foot pursuit of an ex-convict following a traffic stop.
The man that Officer Pierson was chasing had been paroled only three weeks prior while serving a sentence for attempted armed robbery. The suspect, Thomas Johnson III was wounded by another officer.
A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire.
Officer Pierson was a veteran of the National Guard and had served with the Rochester Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.
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