Sunday, August 1, 2010

In Remembrance of Arcadia Police Reserve Officer Mike Daleo

Arcadia Police Reserve Officer Mike Daleo passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, after a short but harsh battle with cancer. Mike's loving family was with him in the last few days and his wife Marilyn was at his side the entire way. Mike is survived by his wife Marilyn, their son Tim and daughter-in-law Tiffany, daughter Jennifer and husband TJ Forman, step-grandchildren Lindy and Colton, and grandson Nolan Michael.

Mike Daleo was also APD's Crime Analyst, having established the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) in 1994. Mike's expertise quickly grew and his services to the Department were immense. Not only did Arcadia benefit from Mike and the CAU, but his talents and services were utilized by numerous police agencies throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

A Police Reserve for 34 years, Mike was not only active in the Reserve Association, but with the APOA as well. Mike and Marilyn were always in attendance at APOA functions and Mike never missed a chance to play in a charity golf tournament or bowling event. Mike was also very active in the community, participating in the Lions Club, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, the Arcadia HS Music Club, and many other local groups and activities. One of his favorite hobbies was building and maintaining his '56 Chevy Bel Air, which he took great pride in. This was to be his year, taking the '56 to Reno for the "Hot August Nights" show.

We all said goodbye to Mike in a beautiful service at Rose Hills Memorial Park on Friday, July 30, 2010. The service was followed by a graveside memorial and interment. During the service, it was noted that Mike's final resting place overlooks a pond on the grounds of Rose Hills. Mike would like the view very much as it resembles the many rounds of golf shared with his family and friends. Rest in peace Mike, we will all miss you!

For some nice photos of Mike's service at Rose Hills, link to a posting on Facebook by Retired Lab Tech Chet King.

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