Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Richard Joseph "Rick" Daly

Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Richard Joseph "Rick" Daly

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

Thank you for your sacrifice to our Community it was my honor to be able to help direct your funeral. Your son Toby and I have known each other for a long time and now he's in the fight of his life with cancer. My thoughts and prayers with your family and I pray that Toby is able to kick this cancer.

Reverend JP Morgan

September 9, 2016

Heroes are never forgotten. Thank you for your selfless and dedicated service to your community, Deputy Daly.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement

July 20, 2016

On this sad anniversary of your passing, you are remembered and respected for your service. May God bless those you left behind.

Sergeant David Dewees (retired)
Volusia County Sheriffs Office

July 20, 2016

You are gone but never forgotten my friend. I applaud you for the years of dedicated service and for the lives that you touched. You were truley and extrodinary person and I will never forget you.
A friend and member of the tactical team that made the apprehension.

Patrolman 14385

December 20, 2012

Daddy, it has been over a year now since you went on to Heaven but not a day nor hour goes by that I dont think of you. Our lives will never be complete without you. I miss you more than words can express. The pain I feel everyday cant be put into words. Your "Mattie Matt" misses you so much. I see you everyday in her eyes. Your grandchildren were robbed of a life with you but I promise we will make sure they know what a wonderful pawpaw you were and the hero you are. I was always a proud daughter and always will be, you were a wonderful daddy and an extrodinary man. No "little girl" could ask for a better daddy.God blessed me by giving me 30 years with such a great daddy. Thank you for a wonderful life. You always put your family first, always giving of yourself and that list goes on and on of the great thngs you did for us and others. Thank you for all the good you instilled in me. Thank you for everything. I will see you again one sweet day. My daddy, my hero, I love you and miss you so much. I will always be your "Little Girl"

Amber Daly Wright

September 21, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Daly, You have not been forgotten. It has been one year since your family and friends lost you to a person that has no respect for the law or the people that try and enforce it. Thank You for the 25 years that you spent in law enforcement. Rest in Peace Officer Daly. God Bless your family and God Bless you as you walk the streets of Gold.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

July 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Daly. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, A true Hero, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 20, 2012

To the family and friends of Deputy Rick Daly, his fellow deputies, and most especially to Rick:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Rick was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Rick's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This was your family's first Christmas without you. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Rick gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 20, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 28, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Daly. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Rick he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Rick's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Rick's life was about so much more than the way he died. Rick will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Daly, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2011

i have been told many times that when an officer puts on their uniform they become a target this scares a lot of people people fear being an officer but you pushed past that deputy Daly you became a important person to those in other states your an your inspiration to us all rest in peace

CJA student

October 31, 2011


Ben Sosby

October 31, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

Deputy Daly thank you so much for your sacrafice. It's very painful for me to think about the fact that you were reaching an age where you were so close to reaping the fruits of your years of service.

PO Howard Brodt
Utica Police Department, Utica, NY

September 13, 2011

Dear Rickey,

Your mom and dad were so good to share their home with me several times while you were growing up. I loved you all as my own. You were always such a great kid and such a good example for all of your brothers and sisters. You have always had a special place in my heart. God blessed you with a wonderful wife, kids and grandkids. I know Toby and Amber will always take care of Cheryl. Your grandchildren will always be taught what a wonderful, loving grandfather they had and how much you loved them. I can just see your beautiful smile as you are walking around in heaven with all your loved ones already there.

Love always,

Aunt Mildred

Mildred Kellogg

August 26, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Daly,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clay County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 19, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

August 15, 2011

There are two verses of scripture that help bring a sense of peace and comfort to such a senseless act of barbarism...

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matthew 24:36

God Bless you Rick. Thank you for bringing Toby into our lives; through him and your Grandson, your strength and courage live on.

Major Bryan Woodie
Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Fayettevilole, Georgia

August 12, 2011

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are truley the sons and daughters of God.

Brother Rick your watch here is over, Go rest easy. We will take it from here.

Clayton County Sheriff's Office

August 10, 2011

Dear Ricky,

There are so many things I wish I had said to you. I have always looked up to you, my big brother. You were such a good brother and such a good son. Always such a sweet way about you. You made a difference! That's what life is all about and that's exactly what you did. I love you Ricky. You rest in peace with Sissi and Daddy. We WILL celebrate your life.

Suzanne Adams

August 9, 2011

You will not be forgotten Rick.

"blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the childern of god"

May god help Rick's family and friends find peace.

god bless. Be safe

Deputy Angela Hanson
Washington County Sheriff's office

August 9, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

August 8, 2011

Greater love hath no man than this , that a man lay down his life for his friends

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of GOD

He was a good friend, a good employee, a good coworker , most of all he was a good Christian
and a child of GOD

Enjoy Heaven my friend , you work on earth is done

Investigator Donald Colburn
Clayton County Sheriff's Office

August 8, 2011

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