Officer Eliot O. Daley

Officer Eliot O. Daley

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 1942

Eliot O. Daley

Officer Eliot Daley was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a drunk driver near Tormey Hill in Contra Costa County.

He and his training officer were responding to an accident with injury call when a drunk driver crossed the center line and collided with their patrol car head-on, pushing it into a third car and causing it to flip over. Officer Daley was killed in the collision and his training officer was seriously injured.

The drunk driver was arrested and charged with felony drunk driving and negligent homicide.

Officer Daley had graduated from the academy only three weeks earlier.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with negligent homicide

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

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