Dale was born in Kingston on October 10th, 1950, son of Verdeen and Maude Wagar and brother of Hal. Dale completed his Matriculation Diploma in 1969 at Frontenac Secondary School in Kingston and went on to join the Ontario Provincial Police in November of 1974. His first posting would be at Downsview detachment.
During his tenure there, he was trained and subsequently became a member of the Golden Helmets Motorcycle Precision Team. Dale was assigned to provide motorcade VIP security for visiting dignitaries and heads of state from around the world. From 1985 to 1987, Dale worked for the Ontario Police College as a Force motorcycle instructor.
Dale relocated to Kingston Township Municipal detachment in 1988 as a Senior Constable and would later be assigned to the Joint Forces Drug Unit as a Detective Constable. In 1999, following an amalgamation in Kingston, Dale transferred to the London Middlesex Detachment. From 2001-2002 Dale worked as a Provincial Firearms Officer and then would go on to work as Senior Constable at Middlesex Detachment.
Dale had many interests outside of work. As an avid skier, Dale was an instructor and a member of ski patrol at several ski resorts and his love for golf lead him to marshal at a couple of golf courses. Dale enjoyed a challenge, and rarely did anything without trying everything.
On December 16th, O.P.P officers played the Glencoe highschool students as a fund raiser and Dale refereed the game. It was during this game that Dale collapsed and was rushed to Glencoe Hospital where he later died. This was devastating for his family, colleagues and friends. Dale leaves behind wife Judy, sons Christopher and Andrew, daughters Patricia, Jill and Morgan and grandchildren Izabella, Jackson, Tristan, Aiden, Tye and Darwin.