Sons of fallen deputy share stories

Posted at 12:03 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 13:18:00-05

The two sons of Sr. Deputy Pat Dailey shared memories of their father during funeral services Wednesday.

Dailey was killed in the line of duty last week. Tyler Dailey started his remarks by thanking deputies for returning to work after what happened.

"I can't thank everyone enough, for, especially for all of the police officers, deputies, for getting up after seeing something like this happen and going back to work. It's amazing to see that," Tyler Dailey said. 

Tyler and his brother, Bryan, both members of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department, told stories of their father and memories they shared. 

Tyler said he'd miss hiking with his dad, and all the trips to Gettysburg they took, laughing Dailey had turned both of his sons into "war nerds." 

"He was the definition of a good father," Bryan said. "It sucks ... I'll miss you, Dad. I love you." 

Tyler said he told his father to be safe the morning of the deadly shootings, something he normally didn't do.

He said his bedroom door was missing and covered with a pirate flag. He later learned that his father got a door and had planned to put it up, but leave the flag and record his son walking into it.

"So on that good note, that really described the person that he was. Thank you guys and just help carry on his legacy and be safe," Tyler Dailey said.


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Posted by Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company on Wednesday, February 17, 2016