He was survived by his wife and two children.
Officer Delaney was shot and killed while he and another officer went to arrest a man for threatening his wife. The woman had gone to the Fourth District station house and reported the incident. Officer Delaney and another officer escorted the woman home with orders to arrest the husband. As Officer Delaney entered the front door the suspect opened fire, killing him. The suspect was also wounded in return fire and later apprehended in East St. Louis.
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