Master Officer Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Master Officer Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 1993

Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Master Officer Howard Dallies was shot and killed as he approached a motorcycle he had pulled over in the early morning hours. Without warning, the motorcyle'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 5 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

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24 years ago I was just attending the Orange County Sheriff's Basic Academy and your death that year was the first reality check I received about the ultimate sacrifice we are sometimes called to make. I went on to be on our department's honor and color guard details for several years, honoring others like you. Today I am the Academy Commander at the Orange County Sheriff's Academy and the recruits of Basic Academy Class 226 will be honoring your life and work during their Fallen Officer's Memorial Run. I feel confident god has you watching over your partners in the Garden Grove Police Department, making sure they are as safe as can be. God bless your sole.

Lieutenant Jared Dahl
Orange County Sheriff's Department

June 7, 2017

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