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.

The incident occurred as Officer Daley was taking cover at the scene of a call involving a man with a shotgun.

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)

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 29, 2020

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