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Monday, February 4, 2008

[GA] Officer Daley shoots Officer Phillips for getting in his domestic attack

Off-duty Duluth police officer Jay Matthew Daily of Sugarhill stepped out from behind a vehicle and shot Fulton County Police Officer Paul Phillips when Officer Phillips stopped to help the woman being assaulted by Officer Daily. Gunfire was exchanged and both officers were wounded.
(Officer Phillips is one of my heroes now.)

...Daily was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with a female who drove a gold SUV... Police are unsure what relationship Daily had with the female motorist or what triggered their confrontation. The woman was assaulted and was hospitalized for minor injuries "sustained before the shooting began"... witnesses said they saw Daly in the middle of an altercation with a female motorist. "The gentleman was banging on her window, trying to get into her window"... the driver's side window of the woman's car was shattered and the woman had blood on her hands... "We're in just as much in shock as anyone," said Woodruff, the Duluth police spokesman. "I can't believe this. He was such a quiet, laid-back officer"...
Officers wounded after shooting at each other in Gwinnett
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By ANDRIA SIMMONS mailto:asimmons@ajc.com
Published on: 02/01/08
[Excerpts] Two off-duty police officers, one from Duluth and the other from Fulton County, wounded each other during an exchange of gunfire Friday afternoon in a quiet north Gwinnett County suburb. Fulton officer Paul Phillips, 37, and Duluth officer Jay Daily, 42, were recovering from non-life-threatening injuries Friday evening at Gwinnett Medical Center, said Cpl. Illana Spellman, spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. Daily, a member of the Duluth force for five years, was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer... The gunbattle erupted about 1 p.m. on a two-lane road in Sugar Hill after a resident flagged down Phillips, a department veteran of at least 10 years who was wearing his uniform and driving a marked police car down Level Creek Road to his home... Phillips got out of his car and was immediately confronted by a man standing next to a stopped vehicle... The man started shooting at Phillips, hitting him once, and Phillips returned fire... Police later learned the other man was Daily, an off-duty Duluth police officer dressed in civilian clothes. [Duluth Police Chief Randy] Belcher said Daily had been a good officer who recently received several commendations from the public. Other officers saw Daily in court Friday morning and detected no problems, Belcher said... Kathy Santry said she was driving to work from her home nearby when she saw a woman in a vehicle lean out the window and scream for help. She stopped, as did one other motorist. Santry said when she walked up to the woman's car, she noticed the driver's side window was shattered and the woman had blood on her hands. Santry immediately got on the phone with 911. She was talking with a dispatcher when the Fulton officer drove by, so she flagged him down. Moments after the Fulton officer got out of his car, he drew his weapon and started shouting at a man who was standing behind Santry on the sidewalk... Santry said she ran for cover as gunshots started flying, and when she looked up again both officers were lying wounded on the ground... Fulton County, Duluth and the Gwinnett County Police Department will each lend a hand in the investigation...
Off-duty cops get in gunfight
Duluth, Fulton County officers shoot, wound each other

Gwinnett Daily Post
By Josh Green
2/2/2008
[Excerpts] ...Daily was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with a female who drove a gold SUV. A witness saw the confrontation happening and flagged down the Fulton County officer as he drove by... The two police officers exchanged multiple gunshots in the roadway, hitting each other. Both were later transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police identified the Fulton County officer as 37-year-old Paul Phillips... Gwinnett police are investigating the case and have charged Daily with aggravated assault... The Fulton County officer was in surgery, while Daily was being questioned and detained in an emergency room... Daily, who lives in the area where the shooting occurred, was off-duty and in civilian clothing but was wearing a bulletproof vest... Jenifer Stavrow lives in the nearby Vanderbilt subdivision, where she heard "about 12 shots"... Police are unsure what relationship Daily had with the female motorist or what triggered their confrontation. The woman was assaulted and was hospitalized for minor injuries "sustained before the shooting began"... A blue Crown Victoria appeared abandoned near the crime scene, but Spellman couldn't confirm that the vehicle belonged to the Duluth officer... (Daily) was on foot at the woman's vehicle... Sugar Hill resident Kenny Ferrall survived the scare of his life when bullets screamed past him Friday, he said. Ferrall was traveling Level Creek Road on his way home from a grocery store when he was caught in the crossfire. His Toyota Tacoma was struck by stray bullets - popping his left front tire, creasing his driver's door and blasting two holes in his rear quarter-panel...

Fulton, Duluth Cops Shoot Each Other
The Associated Press
2/2/2008
[Excerpts] ...At 1 p.m. Friday, witnesses said they saw Daly in the middle of an altercation with a female motorist. "The gentleman was banging on her window, trying to get into her window," said witness Chuck Sheldt. "He pulled out a gun." Investigators said a Fulton County officer, on his way home stopped to help. He was wearing a uniform, and driving a marked car. Witnesses said Daly fired first, then the Fulton County officer returned fire... Both men have non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile the Duluth Police Chief has suspended Daly without pay.

Police officers recovering after shootout; warrant issued
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By RHONDA COOK mailto:rcook@ajc.com
Published on: 02/02/08
[Excerpts] ..."I've seen people snap. I've seen incidents where people felt like their lives are passing them by," Don Woodruff, a spokesman for the Duluth Police Department, said Saturday. "But to see a police officer do this is just unreal"... He stopped to help a woman who was leaning out of her parked car and yelling for help, according to Gwinnett police. That's when police say a man in civilian clothes, later identified as Duluth police officer Jay Daily, 42, jumped out from behind the woman's car and began shooting at Phillips, hitting him once. Phillips returned fire... The unidentified woman who cried for help was arguing with Daily before Phillips pulled over... the driver's side window of the woman's car was shattered and the woman had blood on her hands. An arrest warrant was issued for Daily, said Cpl. Illana Spellman, a spokeswoman for the Gwinnett Police Department... Spellman said she did not know the name or the extent of the injuries of the woman seen arguing with Daily... "We're in just as much in shock as anyone," said Woodruff, the Duluth police spokesman. "I can't believe this. He was such a quiet, laid-back officer"...
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5 comments:

  1. The City Of Duluth Knew that Dailey has substace abuse dependancy and allowed him to police anyway!

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  2. The only thing then that will bring change is litigation.

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  3. Duluth cop charged with 4 felonies
    Officer accused of pointing gun/shooting at four people
    gwinnettdailypost.com
    By Josh Green
    2/5/2008 12:01:00

    LAWRENCEVILLE - Documents show a Duluth police officer pointed a handgun in a threatening manner at four people Friday - the day he allegedly shot an off-duty cop from Fulton County.

    But the scenario behind the shooting largely remains a mystery.

    Police have yet to release information that details the relationship those four people had to Duluth police officer Jay Daily - or what specifically triggered the five-year veteran to shoot a fellow officer.

    Gwinnett police - the agency tasked with investigating the bizarre incident - have charged Daily with four counts of aggravated assault, a felony. Daily was shot in the Friday afternoon gunbattle on Level Creek Road and was treated and released from Gwinnett Medical Center on Saturday, police said.

    Daily, 42, remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. His address is listed as 4800 Markin Forest Lane, Sugar Hill.

    "He will go through the same judicial process as any other citizen," said Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman.

    The Fulton County officer, Cpl. Paul Philips, 37, remained in stable condition Monday at GMC. Philips, who lives in the Sugar Hill area, has served on the force for more than a decade.

    Spellman could not say Monday what prompted Daily to begin shooting - or what stopped the gunfire altogether.

    "The motives and exact chain of events are still under investigation," she said.

    According to a warrant, Daily assaulted three people other than the Fulton County officer about 1 p.m. Friday. He's charged with aggravated assault for either pointing or firing a handgun at each person.

    "I cannot release how the victims were involved," Spellman said. "Only that there was enough evidence to charge (Daily) with those additional charges."

    In Georgia, aggravated assault charges are equivalent to attempted murder, Spellman said. If convicted, a person can face up to 20 years in prison, according to Georgia law.

    Duluth police spokesman Maj. Don Woodruff said the incident has rocked his department of 54 sworn officers. Daily remained on paid suspension Monday as the investigation continued, Woodruff said.

    "We don't have any idea" what caused Daily to allegedly shoot the officer, Woodruff said. "We're not investigating it, so we don't know what brought it on.

    "Obviously, it's a shock to everybody," Woodruff said. "It's a tremendous shock."

    Police on Friday said Daily was involved in a physical altercation with a female who was driving a gold SUV. A witness saw the confrontation happening and flagged down the Fulton County officer as he drove by, police said.

    The two police officers exchanged multiple gunshots in the roadway, hitting each other.

    The shootout happened in the middle of Level Creek Road near Puritan Drive - a quiet stretch of Sugar Hill roadway about a mile from North Gwinnett High School.

    Daily, who lives in the area where the shooting occurred, was off-duty and in civilian clothing but was wearing a bulletproof vest, police said.

    Police are unsure what relationship Daily had with the female motorist or what triggered their confrontation. The woman was assaulted and was hospitalized for minor injuries sustained before the shooting began, police said.

    Investigators don't believe the two officers were acquainted.

    http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/main.asp?SectionID=6&SubSectionID=84&ArticleID=10667

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  4. FORMER DULUTH OFFICER DAILEY FOUND GUILTY ON NINE COUNTS
    Gwinnett Daily Post
    Josh Green
    June 25, 2010
    [Excerpts] ...Jurors returned a guilty verdict on nine of 11 counts Dailey faced for his rampage on Sugar Hill’s otherwise tranquil Level Creek Road. His sentencing is scheduled for July 13... Jurors found that Dailey indeed shot Phillips, pointed his handgun at two passing motorists and pepper-sprayed motorist Leresa Graham, who was on her way to work when Dailey, having wrecked his car, flagged her down. The other drivers, Barry Smith and Charles Sheldt, both pointed out Dailey in court as the man who intentionally drew his weapon on them before they swiftly drove away. Jurors returned not guilty verdicts on counts of battery and possession of a weapon that involved Graham. Dailey’s defense argued she was blinded by pepper-spray and couldn’t have seen a weapon or accurately recalled what occurred. Dailey was convicted of aggravated assault upon a peace officer, aggravated assault (two counts), possession of a firearm (three counts), terroristic threats, battery and simple battery. The latter charge had been downgraded from aggravated assault — often called Georgia’s equivalent to attempted murder — against Graham... [LINK]

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  5. AnonymousJuly 28, 2010

    This is truly a travesty. Officer Daley, and I do still refer to him as an Officer, was a very mild, respectful mannered gentleman. I choose to remain anonymous but have a very interesting story. This gentlemen came to me in a time when I needed "teaching" the most. My daughter was involved in a pit bull attack on property where he used to reside. She was only 7 at the time. He kept me from making the biggest mistake in my life. He guided me in a direction that only a father would and I will forever be grateful. Only he and I know the circumstances. He went above and beyond the duty of an officer. This was not seen by the court and I am sure that it never will. This man, such a gentleman, was better then a Duluth P.O. If it were not for him, I would be the one behind bars serving a life sentence. No one knows the whole story, who knows what happened. Anyone can cry on a stand and we will all agree that justice, if that is the label, sometimes is not fair nor just. Please explain to me how "child molesters",the ultimate crime, can get off with hardly no time and this man has to endure the ultimate time. He deserves rehabilitation, not 60 years behind bars. We, as a society, rehabilitate such evil beyond our comprehension but can not rehabilitate a gentleman. What does this speak of your justice system, "be the most evil you can ever be", dig deep in your mind and you will be set free by the "justice" system.

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