Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain James Edward Daly, Jr.

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, March 28, 1976

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Reflections for Captain James Edward Daly, Jr.

Captain James Daly was brave. He gave his life to serve and protect and will always be honored and forever remembered. He's now in heaven with the other fallen angels.
Thank you, Captain James Daly for all you did, Forever Rest in Peace!

Rachel Blitz,
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thank you for your service & sacrifice.

March 28, 2024

I'm truly sorry for the loss of Captain James Edward Daly, Jr.. He gave his life to serve and protect and will always be honored and forever remembered. He's now in heaven with all the other fallen angels.
Thank you, Captain James Edward Daly, Jr, for all you did, Forever Rest in Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Civilian Supporter

March 29, 2023

Captain James Edward Daly, Jr. gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Captain James Edward Daly, Jr. for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Thankful Citizen

March 28, 2022

Captain James Edward Daly, Jr. gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Captain James Edward Daly, Jr. for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thankful Citizen

April 14, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

Remember Daly and Frontzak well. Assisted in interviewing merchants near the bank robber in Potomac, Md., which let the officers to get killed pursuing the robbery suspect.

Corporal Terry Carter

April 4, 2017

Remebre Daly and Frontzak well. Assited in interviewing merchants near the bank robber in Potomac, Md., which let the officers to get killed pursuing the robbery suspect.

Corporal Terry Carter

April 4, 2017

I went to church with Captain Daly's wife and daughter from 197 to 1975. His wife was in the youth Sunday School at the First Baptist Church in Silver Spring. I lived at what was then the Baptist Home for Children then. The Montgomery County Police Department would, in the spring of 1975, come and play softball with us there. I believe to this day that Captain Daly was one of those officers. I have always remembered the example he set and have told other officers I have made friends with over the years about his sacrifice.

Onnie Duvall
Acquaintance of Captain Daly

December 5, 2014

I served with both these fallen officers as a private while on the Montgomery County Police Department. Captain Daily served as Lt in charge of the police academy from which I graduated after his mentor ship. Corporal Frontczak was my shift corporal that day and very few days ever pass that I do not remember these fine officers. The tragic and senseless way in which they lost there lives will never be forgotten. On December 31,1976 I resigned from the Department and I will always believe in my heart that this was the primary reason.

Private Richard Boulin
X-Montgomery County Police Officer

August 16, 2013

I did have the honor of knowing Capt. Daly and of working with the ever delightful John Frontczak. What a shameful waste. And the dirtball that did it, admits he did it and shows no remorse, is still living on our dollar. What's wrong with this picture?

Barbara Anderson (desk clerk/meter pat.

July 23, 2013

Though I never had the honor of meeting you, Sir you are a hero to me. You were taken from our family before I could meet you. Your middle name is also my middle name. My Mother gave it to me so that you could live on through me. My only wish is that I can be atleast half the man you were Grandpa. God Bless You.

Joseph Edward Nolan

June 30, 2013

I was a police officer in Dublin Ireland and was a friend of James I stayed in his home in 1974 and i gave a lecture in Montgomery co police dept when i was there I lost contact with his family and i would like to trace them;Also his police friend Ed Joyner both who lived at Sligo Ave Mont co.I would be grateful for any help in this matter'

Retired Police OfficerA
A Dear friend

March 19, 2013

I was on duty at Garfinckel's at Montgomery Mall on that fateful day as a Detective. I have never forgotten the two Officers and the cowardly ambush.

I have used this story to teach my criminal justice classes about the danger of police work and the fact, it can end so quickly.

While I was not a personal friend of the Capt and the Cpl., they are brothers in blue to me.

Tonight we had a situation that looked exactly like the ambush, it ended safely but the new guy was curious as to my hardcore response to the felklow I stopped. Once he read the history of the two Mont. Cty officers, he understood why I did what I did.

May those officers rest in peace.

Patrol Officer Kevin J. Street
Tybee Island Police Department

January 12, 2013

Our family was always close with yours. In fact your daughter and I were best friends growing up. You were the reason I took Law Enforcement and Criminology classes, along with my father who was also a MCP Officer. At this time every year I think of when we spent Christmas Eve's at your home and how you always remained calm-even when your daughter and I stressed everyone else out with our young antics growing up. I miss those times and think of them often. I pass the school in your name every day-and remember. Although I didnt become an Officer like we discussed back then, I did end up running a Security Office at a local College-and I hope I always do right in yours and my fathers honor. Deb

Friend of the Family

December 20, 2012

Captain Daly you will never be forgotten as a gentleman and a patriot. You were the lieutenant in charge of the MCP training academy when I first started as a police officer 41 years ago. John and I were actually on the same shift in Bethesda.

I pains me greatly even today knowing that you fine officers are no longer with us. I learned from each of you and thank you for sharing part of your life with me.

Take care my brothers. You are dearly missed by all.

D/Lt. D. Miller Loker Retired

May 24, 2012

You are remembered, always.


June 4, 2010

i drive past the school that was named after you every day and think about the sacrifice that you made for the citizens of this county. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as they are carrying on without you.

Please say hello to Hector and Luke and tell them that we miss them. You are all our angels now.


May 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2010

While I never got to meet you, I think of you often and what you gave to Montgomery County. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Meghan Daly Gruber

November 18, 2009

I often hear your name when I make a contact with the Montgomery County PD, as I have the same name. Although we are not related, you inspire me with your courage and dedication. I shall strive to live up to your name.

Corporal James Daly
Howard County Police - Maryland

October 22, 2008



February 26, 2008

As a teacher in the school named in your honor in Germantown, MD, I can say that you are not forgotten and it is with pride we tell of who you are when we are asked. We aim to instill in these students all that they will need to succeed, and they are the same traits that you prided yourself on and that your fellow officers remember.

November 27, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 7, 2007

Earlier this week my little girl started first grade at the school named in your honor: Capt. James E. Daly E.S. Serving as a police officer with MCP for the last 9 years and being a member of the communtiy, I feel distinguished to be among the finest. I told my daughter about you and the great sacrifice you made. A smile appeared on her face and she said, "Mommy, I want to be a police officer when I grow up". She has been saying that for a few years now, but the look of determination and pride on her face this time seemed to make it all final. Thank you for your sacrifice. May you continue to watch over us. You are not forgotten.

PO3 T. Bellamy
Montgomery County Police -2D

August 31, 2007

My husband graduated from the MCPD academy is a patrol officer there. I had the pleasure of meeting your wife at the academy graduation. I assure you, by the outpouring of love from the MCPD, that you have not been forgotten.

Say hello to Po Luke Hoffman, MCPD (EOW 4/26/2007). I know he is in good company.

May 15, 2007

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