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Thomas "Tommy" Delk is the Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department during The Closer, Season 6.

Delk was previously the Deputy Chief in charge of the Counter-Terrorism Division.

Character Information Edit

Deputy Chief Delk first appears in helping to find Kevin Mason, the man who murdered two paramedics and two years ago attempted to bomb an IRS building. He initially appears on the FBI's side by arranging the transfer of all the evidence until he tells Deputy Chief Johnson that he didn't reveal Kevin's true motive for the murders and suggested investigating that on their own. They later find out that Kevin intends to bomb the funeral and this eventually leads to Brenda shooting Mason. Because of this, Tommy is called into the Mayor's office and is appointed as the Chief of Police.

He later assigns the Major Crimes Division a series of medical marijuana robberies he suspects will eventually turn deadly. He also takes time to offer Brenda Pope's job and leaves her to it. His suspicions eventually prove correct as another robbery is committed and this time, it has a body count. Delk arrives on the scene and apologizes for not responding sooner, Brenda comforts him by saying it's not his fault and they eventually find the robbers. They confess to the robberies but not to the murder and they eventually find out the murder was committed by the victim's business partner.

He is last seen when a lawsuit is filed against Deputy Chief Johnson for the death of Turrell Baylor and Delk authorizes an audit of Major Crimes. He is later going to announce his changes in the department when he suddenly dies of a brain aneurysm.

Trivia Edit

  • When in uniform, Chief Delk wears five white stripes on his left arm, indicating that he has given 25-29 years of service to the LAPD.
  • Medals and service awards seen on Chief Delk in his official LAPD photograph: (“Repeat Offender”)
Ribbon Award name
LAPD-Police-Medal-for-Heroism Police Medal

The Police Medal is an award for bravery, usually awarded to officers for individual acts of heroism in the line of duty, though not above and beyond the call of duty, as is required for the Medal of Valor.

  • Goof: Delk could be seen wearing the Police Medal on his uniform but he was wearing the colors wrong way round, white on the left and red on the right.
LAPD-1992-Civil-Disturbance-Ribbon 1992 Civil Disturbance Ribbon

Given to any LAPD officer who saw service during the 1992 Los Angeles riots from April 29 to May 4, 1992.

LAPD-Police-Life-Saving-Medal Police Life Saving Medal

The Police Life Saving Medal is an award for bravery, usually awarded to officers for taking action in order to rescue or attempt the rescue of either a fellow officer or any person from imminent danger.

LAPD-Police-Meritorious-Service-Medal Police Meritorious Service Medal

The Police Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to employees who distinguish themselves by performing exceptional service in a duty of great responsibility or of critical importance to law enforcement, but to a lesser degree than required for the Police Distinguished Service Medal.

LAPD-1987-Papal-Visit-Ribbon 1987 Papal Visit Ribbon

Given to any LAPD officer who saw service during the September 1987 pastoral visit of Pope John Paul II.

LAPD-Democratic-National-Convention-Ribbon Democratic National Convention Ribbon

Given to any LAPD officer who saw service during the 2000 Democratic National Convention.

LAPD-Human-Relations-Medal Human Relations Medal

The Human Relations Medal is awarded to officers who have in their day‑to‑day activities shown great compassion and have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their response to fellow human beings.

LAPD-1994-Earthquake-Ribbon 1994 Earthquake Ribbon

Given to any LAPD officer who saw service during the 1994 Northridge earthquake from January 17 to January 18, 1994.

Appearances Edit

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