Carol Cepel Daly

Profile Updated: October 2, 2018
Residing In: Sacramento, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Theodore (Ted) Daly
Occupation: Retired from a Law Enforcement Career
Children: Jimmy Douglas Fortik......................Born 1957
Timothy Albert Fortik..................... Born More…1961
John Patrick Daly (Stepson).............Born 1963
Theresa Jean Collentine (stepdau.)... Born 1964

Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. All of our children live in and around the Sacramento, Califoria area. All our grandchildren are close by except for one grandson who is in the Army and stationed in Texas. When his tour of duty is over he will relocate to Sacramento.
Yes! Attending Reunion

Moved to Sacramento, California in 1960. Worked in private industry as well as County Government.

Hired on with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department in 1968. Worked my way through the ranks of Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Chief Deputy. Appointed to the position of Undersheriff in 1999. (First woman in the state of California to hold this position.)

In 2001 Governor Gray Davis appointed me to the Board of Prison Terms as a Commissioner to do hearings for inmates sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Six months later he appointed me Chair of the Board. (First woman in the State of California to hold this position.)

I retired from the Board of Prison Terms in 2005.


1. Taught Criminal Justice classes at Sacramento
City College from 1975 to 1990. Taught for various Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state of California.

2. Was selected to attend the F.B.I. National Academy in 1975, being one of the first ten women in the nation to attend.

3. Was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, LOGSTAR Association, McClellan Air Force Base in 1992.

4. Was selected as Officer of the Year by the International Association of Women Peace Officers in 1996. I traveled to England to receive the award.

5. Was selected as Officer of the Year by the California Women Peace Officer's Association in 1996.

6. Was given the Women of Distinction Award by Soroptomist Club of Sacramento in 1997 and again in 1999.

7. Received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award from the National Center for Women and Policing in 1999. Received the award in Florida.

8. Received the Community Service Award from the Asian Peace Officers Association in 2000.

9. Received three Unit Citation Awards from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

10. Member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.


1. Chaplain, International Association of Women Police Officers

2. Board member, National Center for Women and Policing.

3. Board Member and Past President for the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Sacramento

4. Member, Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission.

5. Member, Mercy Perinatal Recovery Network.

6. Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity.

7. Volunteer, Special Olympics.

8. Member of California State Sheriff's Association; Northern California Peace Officer's Association; F.B.I. National Academy Association.

10. Member, River City Community Church

Ted and I are very active in our church with women's and men's ministries. We host a men's Bible study at our home very Monday evening as well as several church events throughout the year.

We have been married for Forty years and have lived at our current home for Thirty-Nine years.

6-28-15 update
Ted and I are still at our home of the past 46 years. Still lots of projects to add new or repair old. Dropped out of all activities except for church, family and friends which keeps us very busy. Our daughter passed away three years ago this May with heart failure. The three boys and their families are all doing great. We have added another great granddaughter to our family and another one is expected later this year. Love those grandkids and great grandkids.
We always have an open door and lots of company coming and going. So enjoy all the love and support we get and can give to others. Since my brother Dick moved from Kearney we don't know when we might get back to visit with other relatives. If you are ever in Sacramento I would love to visit with you. Cell (916) 712-8112

update to 2018 Ted and I celebrated 50 years of marriage in May. We have 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. We have lived in "this old house" for 49 years now.

School Story:

I will always remember the enjoyment I had in playing piano for the school chorus group as well as singing in the Sextet. I enjoyed all of the instructors during my school years as well as the many students I was friends with.

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Photos taken by our kids on Mother's Day this year. Husband Ted with our dogs Ollie and Sweetie. Life is good.

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Dec 19, 2014 at 3:33 AM