Master Officer Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Master Officer Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 1993

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Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Master Officer Howard Dallies was shot and killed as he approached a motorcycle he had pulled over at 2:45 am in the 10100 block of Aldgate Avenue. Without warning, the motorcycle's driver turned and fired six shots at Master Officer Dallies, striking him four times. Officer Dallies died a few hours after being shot.

The suspect was driving a stolen motorcycle with false tags from a similar bike. The suspect was finally arrested in July 1997 but the charges were dropped.

Officer Dallies is survived by his wife and two young sons. Before joining the Garden Grove Police Department, he had served at least five years with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Placentia Police Department.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 126

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charges dropped

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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I was a dispatcher for Placentia PD in the 80’s and worked with Howard. He was truly a cops cop. He was smart, calm, hard working and compassionate. When someone needed a back up, they wanted Howard. It’s funny how you remember small details - when Howard took C-7 I always knew he would be out at “The Whole Enchilada”! His favorite!
I’m proud to say Howard was also my friend. Our PD was small and more like family. We shared joyous occasions and sad occasions. Howard was a good friend and always willing to listen. Here it has been 27 years since his death and even longer since we worked together but I still think of him often and fondly. Rest easy my friend.

Michelle (Klimko) Miranda
Placentia Police Department

May 15, 2020

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