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.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 168

Incident Details

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

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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

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