Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Henry Joseph "Hank" Daly

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant Henry Joseph "Hank" Daly

For a long time when I was assigned to HOMICIDE, Hank was my sgt. He was a really nice guy. I was working at WHC the day of the shooting and my best friend in DC Superior Kurt called and told me DC officers and detectives were leaving the court building running over the Hq because there was a shooting in the HOMICIDE office. At least one victim was taken to MEDSTAR at WHC.

When I was finally able to respond to MEDSTAR I was told by doctors there that one of the DOA’s was Sgt Henry “Hank” Daly.
This was one of the darkest days of my life as I looked down at Hank

Forest Hamlin

November 22, 2021

Never to be forgotten. Thank you for your service sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 3, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 22, 2020

RIP sir; you will never ever be forgotten sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 5, 2020

Hi Hank, I know you watch over me, and you taught me so much. The years under your hard ass, controlling, large shoulders, made my younger years ones I reflect on often. I wouldn't change anything. Loosing you was the worst day of my life. Meeting you was one of my BEST!
Living happily in Fla.

Toni Ray
Ol' Friend

November 30, 2019

Sgt. Daly,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2019

Remembering 25 years later. God speed.

Metropolitan Police DC

November 21, 2019

I dearly remember Hank...finger in my ear to irritate me. (It did).) He so hated that ATF was in his backyard but he came to love clue, but he did. Sadly, we moved the office. I can never explain why....we loved you Hank. Good memories darling.


April 26, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Daly.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 22, 2018

Hank, this damn computer crap....I remember when that bastard got you. I had just left my ATF assignment (which you hated) and I was travelling through WDC when I heard. I came to MPD HQ and spoke with Frank Molini and learned that we lost you. You were a hard ass and made me earn your respect. I will always miss and respect you and your caliber.

Liza Beckner, Civilian

April 6, 2017

After twenty years it was nice to see that local and federal law enforcement throughout DC came together to mark the anniversary with a nice service and wreath laying ceremony. As time goes on we will still never forget and remind younger law officers of the devistating day that affected both MPD and FBI.

Police Officer
DC Metropolitan (MPD)

November 21, 2014

Spent many evenings at the River Club with Hank. Hank, John Clark; Hanks partner and I were good friends. Spent half of new years eve with Hank and John at the dc morgue.
I think of Hank often and will never forget.

joannie shackelford

June 30, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Daly. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

I was in the US Attorney's Office and heard a gunman was in HQ. I ran to HQ, saw fellow officers coming out of the front doors of 300 and ran to aid them carrying an unknown person.
I grabbed the forward portion of the stretcher and looked down and was unaware of the condition of the person. Eagle landed between HQ and 500 and we loaded the person on board.

Surreal, I put him safely in the bird, the blades of the chopper were in slow motion, whooooop, whoooooop. So slow.
I reached and grabbed his wrist and felt a strong pulse and thought, GREAT. Then I saw a person atop of him, giving CPR.

Everything set in and I have walked with that image to this day.

Only later did I learn it was Hank Daly.. Never knew him, but now I do.


Detective John Paprcka

September 12, 2011

MPD still remembers 16 years later.

Detective Sergeant Henry "Hank" Daly.
Badge S-633
Killed in the line of duty at DC Municipal Building/ Police Headquarters, now the Henry J Daily Building EOW 11/22/94.

Police Officer
DC Metropolitan (MPD)

November 22, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was your fellow Marine as well so I bid you semper fi.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 22, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 26, 2009

Today is the 14th anniversiary of your death and you are still remembered. I think of your sacarifice everytime I go to court and walk into headquarters which bares your name now. Rest in peace Sarge.

police officer

November 22, 2008

Semper Fi Sgt Daley from a former marine and neighbor in Falls Church.


October 15, 2008

Sergeant Daly, ... We knew each other because our enlistment in the Metropolitan Police Department, DC, began at about the same time in Novemeber 1966 (Class #191). We also served in the Morals Division as plainclothesman. Sadly, I attended your funeral representing the Pennsylvania State Police along with Sergeant Arthur F. Tredinnick. Art is dead now, but he knew you through me. He admired your courage greatly and said so. We also learned the circumstances of your death through MPDC officials who recieved us with grace and aplomb when we attended the memorial service in November 1994 which was at the brink of our retirement. I also wrote to your family expressing both my condolences and my admiration of your life and your police service. And as a friend. You are a hero in the eyes of law officers everywhere. This applies also to the very worthy federal agents that also died on the same day. And to the agent that was seriously wounded. We salute you all. After retirement I enlisted in the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida and aspired to and entered the homicide bureau, an assignment I had with the state police. Never a day in my law enforcement career did I ever forget the ultimate sacrifices made by you and others before you. Me, and others like me, reached retirement on your shoulders, others like you, and with a whole lot of luck. We salute you and we are grateful.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 26, 2008

rest in peace hero


November 29, 2007

May you always rest in peace and know that we will never ever forget you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 22, 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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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 27, 2007

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