Deputy Sheriff Richard Joseph "Rick" Daly

Deputy Sheriff Richard Joseph "Rick" Daly

Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Richard Joseph "Rick" Daly

Deputy Rick Daly was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of East Fayetteville and Walker roads. A fugitive squad in an unmarked car identified a teenage suspect wanted on armed robbery charges and called on Deputy Daly in his marked cruiser to execute the traffic stop around 3:00 pm.

As Deputy Daly approached the passenger side of the vehicle where the suspect was, the suspect exited the vehicle and fired multiple shots that struck him in locations not protected by his body armor. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect fled the scene and remained at large for several hours before he was captured by a tactical team with the aid of a canine. On August 9, 2012, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy Daly had served in law enforcement for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, four grandchildren, and mother.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 168

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .40 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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

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