Police Officer John F. Daley

Police Officer John F. Daley

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, November 17, 1904

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John F. Daley

Police Officer Daley was shot and killed by a couple of burglars on Michigan Avenu near Wayne Street. Another person, railroad Detective H. N. Pickell, was also shot and critically wounded by the burglars, as he came to the aid of Officer Daley.

Two brothers were arrested and charged with Officer Daley's murder. One was convicted of murder and sent to prison for life on March 1, 1905. The Michigan Supreme Court awarded him a new trial. He was released on September 6, 1906, when witnesses from the first trial could not be located. The other brother was acquitted.

Officer Daley had served with the Detroit Police Department for seven years. Detective Pickell recovered from his injuries.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1906


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 106th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 17, 2010

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