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Officer Eliot O. Daley | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Eliot O. Daley

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, May 17, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with negligent homicide

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Officer Eliot Daley was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a drunk driver near Tormey Hill in Contra Costa County.

He and his training officer were responding to an accident with injury call when a drunk driver crossed the center line and collided with their patrol car head-on, pushing it into a third car and causing it to flip over. Officer Daley was killed in the collision and his training officer was seriously injured.

The drunk driver was arrested and charged with felony drunk driving and negligent homicide.

Officer Daley had graduated from the academy only three weeks earlier.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 17, 2015


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