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.

Bless your heart for your dedication to your job. Your son dearly admires you and misses you.Justice will be served.May God bless your heart and Soul.

I work with your son

April 26, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


March 12, 2008

To Everyone - Today is Sunday, 3-9-08, 15th Anniversary of Howards passing.

Paul D. McInerny
Garden Grove (retired)

March 9, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 28, 2007




March 17, 2007

So many years have passed, Howard. Your boys are doing fine and have grown into big guys, just like you. Just a note to all of you out there to take care. Life is so short.

Paul D. McInerny
Garden Grove Police Department

November 14, 2006

I lit up today and thought of you. I still remember our talks in the back lot over a Marlboro and a cup of coffee. So much has happened to me since your death. I got hired by LAPD, got married and have a daughter. It's funny how life goes on. I never had the chance to tell you this Howard...when I was a cadet, you were the only guy there I respected. When I left the station the night you died, I told you I needed to talk to you and you said tomorow. That day never came. Since your death, I've lost a 3 more friends. Never really get used to it. I retired last week because of a injury I recieved when I fell into a flood channel. Just my luck. I want to thank you for giving me the advise you did, turns out you were right. God bless you and protect your kids. You are a man among men and I will always respect you.

Ofcr. Matthew W. Jones

October 30, 2006

It's a damn shame that we couldn't positively ID the coward that gunned you down, but it's very likely he's in custody right now, and for many years to come. It's kind of a long story, and I'll tell when I meet up with you someday. Rest easy, Howard.

Senior Officer Wayne E. Dale
Fullerton, CA Polioce Department

March 25, 2006

Thank you for the sacrifice you made to protect us. Peace be with your family on this anniversary of your passing.
God Bless

Sgt's Wife

March 9, 2006

To Police Officer Howard Dallies and his loved ones:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Howard, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Dallies. I am so saddened that you were robbed of a lifetime by this line of duty death that occurred when you were so young.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Howard gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 9,1993.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 9, 2006

Having worked closely with Howard while we were both employed by the Placentia Police Department, I can say that I never knew an officer more dedicated to his profession. He had a special sense of humor. It is so ironic that an officer who epitomized good tactics and officer survival skills should be taken from us. May all police officers honor Howard by remembering his sacrifice.

Charles Alquist, Detective
Huntington Beach Police Dept.

December 8, 2005

Police Officers are soldiers of Christ.

Fernando Guerra

June 3, 2005

Sir, you were done no justice, but you will never be forgotten.

God Bless

January 28, 2005

Remembering you today. Thank you
for your service and your ultimate
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

August 20, 2004

To Officer Dallies' family: God doesn't "drop the charges." The gunman will have to answer for his actions. I wouldn't want to be him on judgement day.

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter of Officer Larry Walters EOW 11-13-74

November 28, 2003

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