Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Offender: In custody
Sergeant Daryl Giles suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a large fight at George Washington High School, on Bustleton Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia.
He struggled with two students as he broke up the fight. Following the fight he informed other officers that he was suffering chest pains, and a short time later he was found unresponsive in a bathroom. The school nurse initiated CPR until medics could transport him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Three students were charged with disorderly conduct as a result of the fight.
Sergeant Giles was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Philadelphia School Police Department for 19 years.