Metropolitan Police Department

DC Agency Top Menu

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

In Memory of Officer Henry J. Daly

November 22, 1994

I met a man in my ER today and his name was Henry. He made me have memories of you Hank and a smile came to my face that I have missed.

I miss you Henry!

Submitted, July 4, 2011

November 22, 1994, just nine short years ago, a member of the First and Kennedy Crew entered MPDC Police Headquarters and changed the lives of many. Three good Law Enforcement professionals were taken from us, Sgt Henry “Hank” Daly, and FBI Special Agents Martha Dixon and Michael Miller. Another FBI Agent was seriously injured and has fully recovered from his injuries.

I bring this up, not only because it was the most horrific act of violence against Law Enforcement in our city, but because so many young Law Enforcement officers come in and out of the Henry Daly Building, not really knowing why MPDC Headquarters is called the Henry Daly Building.

MPDC Headquarters, the Henry J. Daly Building.
Sergeant Hank Daly was a “policeman’s policeman.” He cared about the people that worked for him, and cared about the city he policed.

I will always remember that day, for many reasons. I just want others to not take for granted the air we breathe, and to remember why police do what police do, which is to make our community safer for everyone!

—Submitted, November 20, 2003

Date of Death: November 22, 1994
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 51
Years of Service: 28
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Location of Death: 300 Indiana Ave., NW (MPDC Headquarters)

A homicide suspect, upset with the Metropolitan Police, entered Police Headquarters with an assault weapon. He then entered the Cold Case squad of the Homicide Branch. The suspect shot and killed Sergeant Daly and two FBI agents, Michael J. Miller and Martha Martinez. The suspect also wounded another FBI agent and a citizen, before committing suicide.

Return to the list of officers killed in the line of duty.