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Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting of Deputy

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting of Deputy

Jonathan Bun, 17, was taken into custody in connection with the killing of a Clayton County officer.

Associated Press

July 21, 2011

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA – Authorities arrested a Riverdale teen wanted in the fatal shooting of a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy.

Jonathan Bun, 17, was taken into custody at dusk Wednesday following a massive search that included officers from several dozen jurisdictions, Clayton police spokeswoman Tina Daniel said. Surrounded by law enforcement, Bun was transported by ambulance to Southern Regional Hospital — the same place where 55-year-old deputy Richard “Rick” Jerome Daly was pronounced dead just hours earlier.

Daly’s death marks the first time a Clayton County law enforcement officer was killed in the line of duty, Sheriff Kem Kimbrough told reporters early Thursday morning.

“We are devastated,” Kimbrough said. “For us to have never lost an officer before this was a phenomenal streak of good luck. And good luck, like everything else, has its time and its limits.”

Outside the hospital, Channel 2 Action News interviewed Joyce Daly, the slain officer’s mother.

“He loved his job,” Joyce Daly told the station. “He was a Christian, and that’s what is helping me get through all of this. He just wanted to help people.”

Daly said she was still in shock over the loss of her son, the oldest of six children.

“He took care of them, he took care of us, he just did everything for us and for me and everything,” she said.

Kimbrough said Daly was staunchly devoted to his family.

“Several times we had discussed assignments and opportunities he could’ve taken to advance his career,” he said. “But his first thought was always his family, and we admired him and respected him for that.”

And Daly’s enthusiasm for policing was an influence on his son, who is a Fayette County deputy.

Bun, however, has had a clouded past that authorities hope to sort out through juvenile records.

“There’s a lot of very sketchy information about him at this point,” Kimbrough said. “I’m sure that there will be a picture that develops of him in more detail as time goes on.”

The teen, wanted for an unrelated armed robbery, was pulled over by the 25-year law enforcement veteran around 3 p.m.

Deputies from the sheriff’s fugitive squad were looking to serve an arrest warrant on Bun and spotted him getting into a car near his home near Church Street, Kimbrough said.

From their unmarked car, the fugitive team members followed arrest protocol and called for a patrol car to make a traffic stop.

Daly was one of the deputies in that patrol car.

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    about 3 years ago


    Rest In Peace Deputy Daly </3

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    about 3 years ago


    It's a war out there, Be Prepared!! RIP, brother.

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    about 3 years ago



  • Sawmpsride_max50


    about 3 years ago


    R.I.P bro we will take it from here..Thanks for service

  • Cops4christ_max50


    about 3 years ago


    great job catching this guy...crazy down here in GA!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    Thank you Deputy for that full measure of devotion and sacrafice.May the angels comfort those he left behind.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago


    So sad and so very,very true.........R.I.P.

  • Meangreen01_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Try him as an adult and give him the death penalty.

  • 1979_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Be very careful out there guys. It seems that we have lost many of our brothers this year while attempting to serve warrants and these POS are armed and ready to shoot and kill LEOs. Prayers got out to Deputy Daly's Mother, family and friends. We will always remember and honor his name. As for the POS that murdered him, too bad he is still breathing. He needs to be quickly executed for his crimes.

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    about 3 years ago


    bump tremor2. I can't believe this assailant manage to walk on his own into the back of any vehicle after shooting to death an officer not for nothing what was his partner doing at the time of this alleged car stop. Guy's nothing is routine on these streets wake up and smell the coffee it burning. It burns every time you put on that uniform and go out to patrol those streets. To the rest of you who can still read this post stay safe and take care of your partners.I do believe the purpose is still the same get home safely at the end of our shift. May Yahweh keep brother Jerome "Rick" Daly's sole and help his family in their hour of need may he rest in peace.

  • Erin_1_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Rest in Peace Rick Daly

  • Flags_and_stars_max50


    about 3 years ago


    RIP Deputy Daly. I am glad they caught this idiot!!

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    about 3 years ago


    It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived. Deputy Daly

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    about 3 years ago


    Rest in peace. I pray that the family will get through this. God Bless every single one of you officers out there! No routine traffic stop (whether or not to serve a warrant) is routine!!!

    Stay Safe!

  • 21_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Rest in peace Brother

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