From the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.:
The family of slain Harford County Sheriff Deputy Pat Dailey got to meet the Maryland State Police Trooper who was named for their loved one.
On February 23, 2016, the Maryland State Police’s K9 unit announced via Facebook that they had a new Trooper in training, a 10-week old bloodhound named Dailey. The Administration of the JMVFC learned that the new Trooper was named after fallen Harford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Pat Dailey. The JMVFC reached out to the Maryland State Police in hopes to unite the new Trooper and the Dailey family. On February 25, Trooper Richard Kelly, Dailey’s handler, showed up at the JMVFC’s Main Station. He was elated about the request and couldn’t be happier to meet the family. He said that when he was assigned his new partner, he reached out to the Dailey family and asked their permission to name the canine after Pat.
On February 28, just before 2:00 PM, at the JMVFC Edgewood Station, Troopers Dailey and Kelly were able to meet Bryan and Tyler Dailey and Aimee Grebe. Surrounded by members of the JMVFC, some of which had their kids with them, Dailey walked around with his tail wagging and his nose sniffing. Trooper Kelly pleaded for everyone to “tire him out, its like having a newborn at home.”
Trooper Kelly told us that Trooper Dailey would be assigned to the Maryland State Police Special Operations Division. He stated that Trooper Dailey would be a tracking dog, searching for missing children, vulnerable adults and other tracking that the Maryland State Police would need.
Harford County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick “Pat” Dailey was killed in the line of duty on February 10, 2016 after being shot in Abingdon, Harford County. Another Deputy, Mark Logsdon also gave his life during the same incident. Deputy Dailey was a life member of the JMVFC with more than 37 years of active service with the fire company.