Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Police Officer Walter Dacyczyn was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a stranded motorist on Route 5 at approximately 1:45 am.
Officer Dacyczyn was a veteran of the Korean War and had served with the Deerfield Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, and six siblings.