Chief James C. Daily

Chief James C. Daily

Red Wing Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 1907

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James C. Daily

Chief James Daily and Patrolman Peterson both succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day when they attempted to apprehend a suspicious person at the Sibley Hotel. The man was mentally deranged and opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding both of them.

The suspect was committed to a state mental hospital and died there on May 11, 1931.

Chief Daily had served with the Red Wing Police Department for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 15, 1907
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

suspicious person

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God Bless. Todd Paul Daily and great grandson. ***-***-****. You're a hero.

Todd Daily
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February 10, 2023

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