Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 31 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
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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Patrolman John Edward Dacy