Police Officer John F. Daley

Police Officer John F. Daley

Hartford Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, July 29, 1977

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John F. Daley

Police Officer John Daley was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon discharged accidentally at about 4:00 pm.

The incident occurred as Officer Daley was taking cover at the scene of a call involving a man with a shotgun at 274 Lyme Street. His revolver discharged as he tripped on a curb. The round struck him in the torso, causing extensive internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

Officer Daley had served with the Hartford Police Department for almost seven years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 203

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, weapons violation

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Thank you for your service Officer Daley !!!!

Sergeant David Dufault (Ret)
Hartford Police Department
Hartford, CT

March 6, 2024

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