Officer Dan Rowan

Marana Police Dept.

2013 Honorees

Officer Rowan, a retired NYC Firefighter, 9-11 survivor is being honored as one of three Heroes Day award recipients. Beyond responding to the call as he has done in the past as a firefighter and today as a police officer, Dan Rowan also started a cross country fundraiser bicycle ride called “Thank You America” to honor the 343 firefighters who died on 9-11.

Since retiring from NYFD, he moved to Marana and became a police officer where he has worked since 2005. On April 11, 2013 while on routine patrol, he located the vehicle of a woman who said she pulled over to rest. Dan intuitively thought something was wrong and returned to check on her; she was now unconscious and there were narcotics/alcohol bottles in the car.

He rendered first aid and requested emergency aid. Later, Doctors said the woman would have died within minutes if he had not rendered care and called for help. His awareness and quick response saved the life of this young woman.

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