Eliot O. Daley - ID NR

Eliot O. Daley

Line of Duty

CHP Officer Killed in Collision

Sunday, May 17, 1942

Officer Eliot O. Daley, 26, was killed only three weeks after graduating from the CHP Academy. Daley, on his first duty assignment with partner Officer Clarence Miller, was patrolling a four-lane highway near the Carquinez Bridge when a vehicle swerved diagonally across the double center line into the path of the patrol car. The force of the crash was such that the patrol car rolled over and collided with a third vehicle, killing Daley and seriously injuring Miller. Investigation determined that the at-fault driver was under the influence.