Police Officer Danny Dean Laffey

Police Officer Danny Dean Laffey

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1982

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Danny Dean Laffey

Police Officer Danney Laffey was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a disturbance at a local club on the 1300 block of E 13th Street North.

As he we was removing the occupants of a vehicle for questioning another vehicle entered the area, jumped the curb, and struck Officer Laffey at a high rate of speed.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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So, I did not have the pleasure of meeting Officer Laffey. But I did have the wonderful fortune to be best friends with his daughter growing up. We grew up in a tiny town North of Wichita, and I'm pretty sure I spent as much time at the Laffey house as I did at my own (if not more). What I learned is that much of Danny lives on in Danielle. His kindness, concern for others, loyalty, and genuine concern for what others are going through. These are all traits that she inherited from Danny (and I'm sure also from her mother.) I am sure Danny would be proud, not only of who his daughter has grown to be, but also of who she was growing up................. and her continued respect and support for the officers who put their lives on the line everyday. May his legacy live on. I wish I had the chance to meet you Officer Laffey.


January 5, 2018

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