Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Officer Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 1993

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Reflections for Master Officer Howard Ellsworth Dallies, Jr.

Master Officer Dallies,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garden Grove. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 9, 2023

You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Andrew Schuck
Everett PD

July 1, 2021

I remember Officer Dallies as one of the good guy's. He helped me out when i was in a bad place. I heard what had happened, I was incredibly saddened, and very upset and I was in denial. I went to his funeral.

I am guessing the shooter was Asian, lots of them are in Garden Grove.

As for me, I taught Sunday school at Cristal Cathedral for a little while, I rejoined the Army, and other things I have done.

thomas leroy Watson jr

July 15, 2020

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

Rest in peace Officer Dallies.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 23, 2019

I was 2 years out of the academy when Officer Dallies was gunned down by a coward. I never new him prior to his death but in the days, weeks and months following, I got to know Officer Dallies and his commitment to law enforcement and the community he served. I got to know about his commitment to young officers, how he would mentor them and shape them into the officers they would become.

I attended the Sunday afternoon viewing. I paid my respects to the man who even in death would become my mentor as I continued to prepare for and would eventually start my career. I committed to do likewise and mentor the younger recruits.

At the viewing, I met Mary who in her own grief and while talking to some heavily striped brass and senior officers, broke away to thank me for attending. I felt a connection I had never felt before, a connection similar to that of a brother and sister. What a class act. It was an experience that I will never forget.

At his funeral, it was said that he left nothing un-done. Officer Dallies, in your death it was an honor to get to know you. Mary, as you carry on, likewise. Twenty-five years later, I have not forgotten.

Officer R. F. Walker

December 29, 2018

I miss you my brother of the badge & May Our Lord always be with you. PTL

Sgt. Rich PENA (Ret)

March 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 25th anniversary of your EOW. May the coward who took your life find no peace.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 9, 2018

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

Howard was one of those officers that everybody liked and got along with. He was always ready to help you out on a call, or to meet for a cup of coffee and some conversation. He was also highly thought of in the community. I was at work on my full-time job when I heard he had been shot. I promptly left work and went out to work patrol. Sadly the case is still not closed, but ultimately there will be a reckoning for the shooter, either here or in his afterlife Hell. God Bless you Howard, R.I.P. my friend.

Sr. Reserve Officer
Garden Grove PD

March 9, 2017

I was Howards first wife. We met while working at the Placentia Police Department. I loved him dearly. During our marriage, we had a son Jonathan. Unfortunately, Jonathan passed away at 30 days old. Such a tragic time for us. When I heard that Howard had passed, I was shocked and full of sadness. I felt so bad for Howard and his family. But, I do know that Howard is with his son Jonathan and that gives me comfort. I'm sure that our Jonathan was there to welcome his father. I can picture Howard in a large rocking chair, holding and rocking our Jonathan to sleep. Two awesome angels in Heaven! Miss you Howard.

Yvonne Rodr iguez Dallies Schaffer
Howards First Wife

October 28, 2016

Howard was my partner and friend. He was a great man! His murderer will stand before God and justice will be served!

Jim Anderson, Chief of Police (Ret)
Placentia PD

March 10, 2016

I recall that tragic day. I was a young LEO when it happened in our County.

Deputy Sheriff Paul Sousa

March 10, 2016

LOUIS REINZO will be haunted for the rest of his life on this earth for murdering you.

friend of GGPD

June 20, 2015

Howard, you will always be in my remories. I do feel bad you never knew how much I admired you. You and Mary looked great together and made a interesting job a pleasure. Thank you for your service, I'm sure Heaven is a better place with you keeping an eye on everyone there.

Jeff Allen, Communications Supervisor (R
GGPD, friend and colleague

March 10, 2015

Howard, I'll never forget you, or your kindness!! I was a foster parent when we met you, you came because my 2 year old dialed 911, when you arrived, I was holding a foster medical needs baby with an apnea monitor, you dashed in, thinking the child wasn't breathing. Once you figured out what had happened, you apologized for barging in LOL. We talked, about everything! You were killed not long after, such a beautiful soul you are, God must have needed you! (This was one of the times we met). Thank you for always being a caring human:). Proves there are MANY great officers.

Citizen L J
Orange County

December 17, 2014

Howard, it is hard to believe 21 years have gone by. I think about you often. I get chills each time I pass by the street where the coward took your life. I remember so many good times we shared. Coffee in the morning, chasing the Penney's runners and just hanging out in back of the station filling up our cars and talking. You were always one of my favorite GG cops. You were so down to earth.

You are missed by all you fellow officers and friends. You stand tall as a hero to many. We will meet again my friend!


Fire Captain Willie Dumas (ret)
Garden Grove Fire Department

March 9, 2014

Officer Dallies,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garden Grove. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 9, 2014

I remember receiving the call from your sister in law about you being shot, saying she or family would not not be in work today. Howard, I did not know you personally, but I knew everyone you loved and meant the world to you. The Bible says No greater love hath man than to lay down his life for another, and that is just what you did for each and every one of us, Thank you for making that sacrifice and for paying the ultimate price.

Carol Roskam
friend of family

November 13, 2011


Very seldom does a day go by that I don't think of you. Thank you for trying to keep me "squared away" as my squad leader at OCSD Academy (Class #39). Your assistance and kindness helped me make it through.

Sergeant Bryce M. Mibeck (retired)
San Bernardino Sheriff's Department

February 1, 2011

i was so shock to hear about you amd officer reed ,you 2 saved me from making big mastakes in my life . i heard of officer reed, and after changing my life i always ,wanted to say ,thank you for changing my i have a family and 5 kids and grand kids and my oldest girl iam sure you 2 would have reambered her she has made me a greatgrand ma.
god bless the both of you.
and thank you for changeing my life.


September 14, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 9, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Dallies. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Today, is especially hard as all of the local news is talking about 3 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. I feel for those families because I know what they will have to endure. At least the suspect in this case will be charged for the crimes that he committed. I know that everyone worked really hard in bringing your murderer to justice and I believe that he will be, we just may never see it. I miss you and love you. I will never forget......

Carrie Yopp

April 7, 2009

We shared it all partner. You are truly missed for your kindness, laughter and dedication.

R. Warrick

March 10, 2009

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