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Ga. Deputy Fatally Shot During Felony Traffic Stop

July 21, 2011  | 

A Clayton County (Ga.) Sheriff's deputy was killed by a two-time felon during a traffic stop late Wednesday.

Deputy Richard "Rick" Jerome Daly, a 25-year veteran, was one of several deputies on the agency's fugitive squad searching for Jonathan Bun, 17.

Deputies searched for Bun, who was wanted on felony warrants for aggravated assault and armed robbery. Deputies in a marked and unmarked vehicle pulled over Bun's car near the intersection of East Fayetteville and Walker roads, just west of Riverdale Road.

Bun left the vehicle from the passenger side and immediately opened fire, striking Dep. Daly twice. He fled into the woods, causing a multi-agency manhunt. Six hours later at about 8:30 p.m., officers captured Bun, Deputy Eddie McGhee tells POLICE Magazine.

Deputy Daly leaves behind one son, who works in law enforcement in the metro Atlanta area. His death is the first line of duty death at the sheriff's office.

"Any department losing a family member is going to be difficult at this time," said Deputy McGhee.


Comments (8)

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Michael Hobgood @ 7/21/2011 7:04 PM

RIP Brother. My family and our prayers will be with you and your's eternally. Despite your best efforts, I still ended up a Brother In Blue. Thank God, for unanswered prayers.

Tom @ 7/21/2011 7:22 PM

The bad guys have no fear of the consequences of killing or assaulted a cop. The fear needs to be put back in the equation.

Morning Eagle @ 7/21/2011 8:28 PM

The killer was captured? Alive? Why? He didn't deserve such courtesy.

CB @ 7/22/2011 8:32 AM

Here again the blame lies on the court system. Go ahead and give him the death penalty and inject him tomorrow. Why waste tax payer dollars on a piece of crap like this. My prayer goes out to the Daly family.

saunders @ 7/25/2011 10:15 PM

Sorry for your loss at this time it seems that we can't do enough out there to be safe gentlemen, my wife told me the other day that everybody is an suspect until proven other wise be safe out there...ICE OFFICER

Joseph Quiles @ 7/27/2011 1:38 PM

You will be missed brother but not forgotten. May God bless your family during this trying time.

Colin @ 8/4/2011 5:29 AM

Bless you for your service, may your family have peace of mind knowing your with the lord, and lord please lord take away their pain and suffering. Amen

Colin @ 8/4/2011 5:29 AM

Bless you for your service, may your family have peace of mind knowing your with the lord, and lord please lord take away their pain and suffering. Amen

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