Crime Judge: Officer who was shot ‘went down that stairway for everybody in Dayton’
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The Dayton police detective who was shot in the face Monday while serving a search warrant on a suspected drug house suffered injuries that are “tragically not survivable” and his organs will be donated to help others with medical needs, Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl said Wednesday afternoon.
Jorge DelRio has been on advanced life support since Monday evening, when he was shot twice in the face by a man allegedly found in possession of fentanyl and cocaine, multiple weapons and other contraband.
DelRio’s injuries were described as grave earlier this week, and the Dayton Police Department said on Wednesday it will make a formal announcement when the officer succumbs to his injuries.
Timeline of shooting: Dayton police detective shot, in critical condition
A Dayton police detective is in critical condition after he was shot Monday night while serving a warrant with a Drug Enforcement Agency task force. Here’s a timeline of events when DEA task force officials attempted to serve the warrant:1. The unnamed detective along with other DEA task force members approached a home in the 1400 block of Ruskin Road in Dayton.The only detail known about the officer at this time is that he is male, based on a tweet from the Dayton Police Department last night requesting thoughts for his family.
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“Not surprisingly, after a life of dedicated public service, Jorge will continue to give of himself to the greater community by being an organ donor upon his death,” Biehl said in a statement.
DelRio, 55, who is married and has multiple children and grandchildren, has always been extremely dedicated to public service, said Dayton Municipal Court Judge Daniel Gehres. DelRio focused on removing life-ruining and potentially lethal substances from the community, Gehres told the Dayton Daily News.
DelRio was shot twice Monday evening while descending the basement stairs of a one-story home at 1454 Ruskin Road.
At times when most community members are on the couch watching TV, spending time with family or asleep in their beds, DelRio was kicking in doors and taking down dangerous criminals to try to get deadly drugs off the street, said Gehres.
Dayton, Ohio, officer shot, critically wounded
Dayton, Ohio, officer shot, critically woundedA Dayton police detective shot while serving a warrant as part of a DEA task force was shot twice, said Chief Richard Biehl.
“He went down that stairway for everybody in Dayton,” said Gehres, as he fought back tears. “The rest of us were home … he was there trying to save lives.”
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said the community is heartbroken over Monday’s violence and asked citizens to pray for DelRio, his family and the Dayton officers who have been touched by tragedy this year.
DelRio is an “honorable, good, amazing, heroic man,” the mayor said.
Investigation began in July
Members of the DEA task force DelRio was part of arrested four people in the home for various charges that included conspiracy to distribute drugs.
The alleged shooter, 39-year-old Nathan Goddard Jr., also faces a charge of assaulting a federal officer using a deadly weapon, officials said.
The DEA Dayton Resident Office’s investigation into a local fentanyl trafficking organization began in mid-July, and a “cooperating defendant” provided info to the DEA that Goddard was their supplier, according to a criminal complaint in federal court.
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The cooperator indicated he or she had obtained about one pound of marijuana from Goddard on Nov. 3 in the basement of the Ruskin Road home and during the transaction saw about 10 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, the complaint states.
Investigators monitored and recorded a telephone call between the cooperator and Goddard about a potential purchase of marijuana and fentanyl, the complaint states.
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The cooperating defendant told investigators that Goddard and other suspects were in possession of firearms during the Nov. 3 marijuana purchase, the complaint states.
DelRio was shot as authorities executed a search warrant that led to recovery of more than 13 kilograms of suspected fentanyl and cocaine, 51 kilos of suspected marijuana and multiple firearms and nearly $52,000 in cash.
During an interview later with investigators, Goddard said he heard a boom at the door of his home and grabbed a gun off the coffee table in the basement, the complaint states.
Goddard said he fired two or three times at the person coming down the stairs, and he claimed he thought the people who burst into the home were there to rob him, the complaint states.
Ohio detective in 'grave' condition after shot twice in face during drug raid
A police detective was critically wounded Monday night after being shot during a drug raid in Dayton, Ohio. © WKEF First responders at the scene of a police shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2019. The Dayton Police Department detective, part of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, was shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at a residence just before 7 p.m. local time. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. No one else was injured, according to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl.
Agents and officers said they knocked on the door of the home and announced their presence and made entry when no one answered.
A familiar face, consummate pro
Few people have what it takes to be in DelRio’s line of work because of the dangers he faces every time he goes undercover or executes a search warrant, which include gunfire, violent suspects and aggressive pit bulls, said Gehres.
Gehres has served on the municipal court since January 1988 and remembers when DelRio came out of the police academy, started working patrol and became an undercover officer. Gehres got to know the detective because of their numerous meetings to review applications for search warrants, which could happen at all times of day or night.
In the 1990s, DelRio would be in Gehres’ courtroom, office or at his home as often as three times a week seeking a search warrant.
DelRio joined the Dayton police force in 1989 and developed a reputation as the consummate professional, police officials said.
DelRio was a nice guy — a family guy — who in his job never took shortcuts, never did sloppy work, Gehres said.
“Jorge … never failed to cross a T or never once failed to dot an I,” Gehres said. “If you had a search warrant from Jorge, it was golden.”
Dayton police officer dies days after being shot while serving warrant
A Dayton, Ohio, detective has died after being taken off life support after being shot during a federal drug raid Monday night, investigators said. Dayton police Detective Jorge DelRio, a 30-year veteran, suffered injuries that were "tragically not survivable," authorities said. Sign up for our Newsletters He was taken off life support Thursday afternoon. Authorities from across the state gathered at the hospital hours prior, saying their final goodbyes.Just before 7 p.m. Monday, officials said, DelRio was serving a drug-related warrant for the Drug Enforcement Administration at a home on Ruskin Road.
Gehres, who is 66, said it is remarkable that 30 years after joining the force, DelRio still was breaking down doors and taking down bad guys in dangerous situations all to make the community safer.
Gehres said the drugs that were recovered as part of Monday’s operation could have resulted in many fatal overdoses if they hit the streets.
“I can tell you there’s absolutely no better officer than Jorge DelRio,” Gehres said.
The detective any commander would want
Retired Dayton police Lt. Gregg Gaby joined the department a few years before DelRio and was at the hospital Monday night, “like most of the DPD and law enforcement family.”
He helped train officers and got to know DelRio early on, and later commanded SWAT and the narcotics bureau, where their jobs often intertwined.
“We did a lot of warrants together,” Gaby said Wednesday. “That could have been (anyone) going down the steps” the night DelRio was shot.
“I was lucky enough to be assigned as the narcotics bureau commander and worked with Jorge,” Gaby said. “He is the detective any commander of a unit would want. He understands the big picture and makes a huge impact in making our community a safer place.”
“He’s a stand-up guy who was a hard worker,” Gaby added. “I don’t think you can talk to anybody in law enforcement who has anything bad to say about Jorge.”
Community response touches wife
Mayor Whaley said on Tuesday she met with DelRio’s wife, Kathy, at Grandview Hospital, where her husband was on advanced life support in the ICU.
Whaley said Kathy DelRio is very strong and was happy to hear how much the community appreciated her husband’s work to make neighborhoods safer.
Whaley said Dayton police officers and their families are stronger than most and “full of love.”
The mayor said the community has been giving and generous in response to this year’s series of tragedies and she’s sure it will again step up to help the DelRio family and the police department during this difficult time.
Whaley said she’s amazed how the community has responded with beauty and kindness to traumatic and painful events.
“I’ve learned personally that grieving is a process,” she said. “We will continue to do everything we can to hold this community together.”
Staff Writer Nick Blizzard contributed to this report.
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A Butler County man lied on forms to illegally purchase a firearm that was used to kill a Dayton police detective, federal agents said Wednesday. Delano Wells, 50, of Trenton, was charged by criminal complaint on Nov. 5 with making false statements of a federal firearms form. Sign up for our Newsletters According to officials with the Department of Justice, Wells lied on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives forms to purchase a firearm apparently used in the slaying of Dayton Detective Jorge Del Rio.According to court documents, three firearms were recovered from the scene on Ruskin Road on Nov.
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