Detective Francis A. Dailey

Detective Francis A. Dailey

Florham Park Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, July 17, 1975

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Francis A. Dailey

Detective Dailey and Patrolman Robert Hauptman were killed in an airplane accident while returning to Morristown Airport following a reconnaissance flight searching for marijuana crop. During their return to the airport the Cessna 150 stalled and then clipped a tree and crashed into the ground.

Detective Daily had previously served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and had been awarded the purple heart.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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