Chief of Police Ralph Emerson Dailey

Chief of Police Ralph Emerson Dailey

West Wyoming Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 29, 1918

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Ralph Emerson Dailey

Chief of Police Ralph Dailey and Chief of Police Edward Brennan, of the Wyoming Borough Police Department, were shot and killed by a man who was creating a disturbance in West Wyoming Borough. Chief Dailey was attempting to disperse a crowd of people when the suspect opened fire, killing him.

The suspect fled to Wyoming Borough where he was confronted by Chief Brennan. As Chief Brennan chased the suspect, the suspect turned and shot him. The man was apprehended but acquitted of both murders because the evidence presented in the trial was mostly circumstantial.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted


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Your assailant May have escaped earthly justice but he surely gave a higher authority and justice at a later time in a different place. Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

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