Police Officer Danny Dean Laffey

Police Officer Danny Dean Laffey

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1982

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Danny Dean Laffey

Police Officer Danney Laffey was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a disturbance at a local club on the 1300 block of E 13th Street North.

As he we was removing the occupants of a vehicle for questioning another vehicle entered the area, jumped the curb, and struck Officer Laffey at a high rate of speed.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle


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I didn't know this memorial was here - just found it. I happened to be riding with a friend of mine, a Traffic Officer, that horrible night. It was my night off from working SPIDER dispatch. I don't think I've ever gotten over having to help her work the accident scene...and then, the trip to the hospital. It seemed to us that you would just jump off that gurney and yell "just kidding!" , like the joker you often were. Only - you didn't. And our hearts broke.
Our hearts were broken again when we heard you and your wife were expecting your first baby.
When we learned your wife named her Danielle, we cried again.
It was so hard, that final goodbye.
I've wondered a long time, Little Dani (that's what some of us called you), how you and your mom were doing. Prayed for you both, hoping you did okay, and it sounds like you did. That makes me so glad, knowing that. God bless you both.
Danny, God bless you, too - and may perpetual light shine upon you.

WPD SPIDER & Case Desk, '76- '83

May 24, 2020

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