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Chief of Police James Richard Dacy | Pierce City Police Department, Missouri Pierce City Police Department, Missouri

Chief of Police

James Richard Dacy

Pierce City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 31 years

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Chief James Dacy was accidentally shot and killed when his shotgun discharged as he attempted to retrieve it from his trunk.

The incident occurred when he responded to a call about a stray dog in a local cemetery. The shotgun, which was stored in a protective sleeve, discharged while it was still in the bag as he was bent over pulling it from the trunk. The trigger had caught on another item in the trunk as he was pulling it out. The blast struck Chief Dacy in the chest, killing him.

Chief Dacy, pictured with his daughter, had served in law enforcement for 31 years and had been chief of his agency for six years.

Chief Dacy's brother, John Dacy, was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1969 while serving as a member of the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

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End of Watch: Monday, July 21, 1969
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Chief of Police James Richard DACY ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and your Families, Red and Blue

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August 8, 2015


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