Patrolman John Edward Dacy

Patrolman John Edward Dacy

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 21, 1969

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John Edward Dacy

Patrolman John Dacy was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a jewelry store at 3933 Main Street while off duty in civilian clothes. One man, 23, and two youths, 15 and 16, were in the process of robbing the store when Patrolman Dacy entered. He was confronted by one of the robbers and taken to a back room. While in the room Patrolman Dacy identified himself as a police officer and exchanged shots with the suspects before being mortally wounded. He was found holding his service revolver, and his badge was found next to his body.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

All of the suspects were apprehended. All three were charged with murder.

Patrolman Dacy was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Kansas City Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Patrolman Dacy's brother, Chief of Police Jim Dacy, was accidentally shot and killed in the line of duty on August 8th, 2001, while serving with the Pierce City, Missouri, Police Department.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 1007
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

off duty, robbery

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Rest in peace Patrolman Dacy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2021

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