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Badge Chris Daniels (Sheriff)
Lake County Sheriff's Office
By Anonymous, Tavares, FL
Sheriff Daniel's was a wonderful man who will be terribly missed. He had a big heart, and was very family oriented. Everyone was a friend to him. He was always involved in some type of charity event, and sadly, lost his life while participating in one. The entire family of the Sheriff's office will deeply miss his warm smile, and great personality. He leaves behind three kids, and a loving wife. No one will ever be able to fill his shoes. You will be deeply missed, and loved always!

Badge Joseph Jerome Daniels (Officer)
Birmingham Police Department
By Walter J. Hendrix III, Birmingham, Alabama
Officer Daniels was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a fast food restaurant on Graymont Avenue at approximately 2045 hours on 18 November 2002. Officer Daniels, who was off duty at the time, exchanged shots with the suspect and pursued him out of the restaurant where he collapsed and died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. A restaurant employee was also shot and wounded by the suspect. The suspect fled the scene and is still at large.

Officer Daniels had been with the agency for ten years and was assigned to the North Precinct. He is survived by his 4-year-old son.

Badge Richard D'Ambrosio (Chief)
Allegheny Township Police, Westmoreland County, PA
By Laura Campbell, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rich worked for a number of years in West Palm Beach, Florida, as a detective. In 1983 he returned to the Pittsburgh area, where he grew up and took a job with the Allegheny Township Police in Westmoreland County, PA. In July of 1986 he suffered closed head injuries while backing up another officer making an arrest in Vandergrift, PA. When he returned to work about a year later, the Chief of Police retired and Rich was promoted to that position. He served in that capacity until his death in April of 1989. He died from long term complications of the injuries he received during that arrest in 1986. Rich was very personable and very much appricated by the residents of Allegheny Township. He started a community crime watch program which still operates today, and made many improvements in the police department. He left behind two young daughters and a large extended family, and is still remembered fondly by many people.

Badge Robert James Davey #76 (Officer)
Alameda Police Department
By Sergeant Randy G. Little Alameda PD (Retired)
Rob was murdered by automatic weapon fire during a search warrant. He left behind a wife and four small children. Alamede has recognized his sacrifice by naming a plaza and a street in his honor. Let us never forget...

Badge Jefferson "Jeff" Davis (Deputy Sheriff)
Columbia County, Florida
By Sheriff's Department Columbia County
Columbia County, Florida is saddened by having to announce the loss of one of "OUR" Officer's. Deputy Sheriff Jefferson "Jeff" Davis passed away May 30, 2002 (his birthday) from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while responding to back-up another Officer on a "burglary in progress" call. Deputy Davis will be missed by his Law Enforcement brothers/sisters as well as family and friends.

BadgeWalter Davis (Sgt)
Tinicum Township, PA
By Mark P. McAndrew, Atlas, PA USA
Killed in the line of duty, while on patrol. The first and only Police Officer from Tinicum Twp ever killed in the line of duty.

Where his son Mickey followed in his footsteps.

BadgeScott Deaton (Agent)
Secret Service
By Lt. Brian G. Jett, Lexington, KY USA
By J. Crane, Fort Payne, AL USA
By R.Lowe, Texas
By Lt. Brian G. Jett:
This remarkable 29 year old family friend, Scott Deaton, will be sorely missed while serving his country--The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as a Secret Service Officer. His father, retired Capt. Richard Deaton (U.S. Air Force) is in horrible pain as would logically be expected. Dear God, be with Richard and his family. Respectfully, Col. Richard Jett, Capt. Steve Jett, Lt. Brian Jett~~(1 Peter 5:10)

By J. Crane
Scott Deaton had served as a Police Officer for the Memphis Police Dept. for several years. In 1998, Scott applied for the position of Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. During the Spring of 1999, Scott was driving to a Protection assignment in Arkansas on I-40 during a thunderstorm. Scott lost control of his government vehicle and subsequently crossed into the opposing lane of traffic. Scott's vehicle was struck by a semi truck and was killed instantly. We miss you Scotty.

By R.Lowe,
Special Agent Scott Deaton (May 10, 1970-June 11, 1999)is mourned deeply by his parents, Richard Deaton and Eva Rae Deaton. Please pray for Mr. and Mrs. Deaton's terrible pain to be eased. As an only child, Scott's tragic loss also ended each of his parents dream of grandchildren in the years to come. For all that knew Scott, our futures have been forever changed. Thanks to Scott's many friends and relatives, The Scott E. Deaton Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of AL is well on the way toward the goal to becoming permanently endowed. Their continued support will help Scott's memory live on and offer hope for someone else's dreams. For those who had the great privilege to know Scott, he will never be forgotten and missed always. Scott's monument at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, KY carries the single word "Protector". He was exactly that to so many.

Take it Easy cuz,
R.Lowe, Texas

Badge Christy Dedman (Patrol Officer)
Metro Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee Police Department-Hermitage Precinct
By Deborah Duncan, Nashville, TN
Age 35, Killed in the Line of Duty July 19 2003. Interstate 40 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Killed by a tractor trailer while helping a stranded motorist. "You gave your life so that others could feel safe"

BadgePaul Richard Deguch (Corporal)
South Bend, Indiana Police Department
By Corporal Tim Scott, South Bend, Indiana Police Department, South Bend, IN USA
Corporal Deguch was a five year veteran of the force. Served for two years prior to that on St. Joseph County Police Department. Corporal Deguch leaves behind a wife and three children, ages 6yrs, 4yrs, and 2months. Slain on Sunday, August 24, 1997 at about 8:30pm while on self initiated investigation of unknown nature. Suspect 16yr old gang member, arrested about 3 hours after the shooting. Heaven is rejoicing for another Angel was called home. We will miss you dearly Paul and your family has a special place in our hearts.

Badge John Steven Dennard (Sergeant)
Union Correctional Institute
By Debra Newton, Jacksonville, FL
My uncle was murdered in the line of duty by 2 inmates at UCI on 5/5/83. He was stabbed multiple times with a knife/shank that was made within the prison walls. He was 29 years young. It has been 23 years ago since he was taken from us. We will not forget. We will attend every parole hearing for these two individuals as long as we have breath in us to make sure that this does not happen again. We love and miss you, Steve, and can't wait to see you again in heaven.

BadgeJohn Fleetwood Dennis (Chief)
Bonneau, SC
By Debbie Thomas, Bonneau, SC USA
Chief John Fleetwood Dennis was killed in the line of duty 1957 in Bonneau, SC. The only Police Office the town had. he left 4 small children and a wife.
daugther ---Debbie Thomas

BadgeGeorge DeSalvia (Patrolman)
Orlando Police Department
By Fabiana Medeiros, Orlando, FL USA
By Kimberly Gauntlett/Communications, Orlando, FL USA
By Fabiana Medeiros,
At 1:40am, on February 3, 2000 Orlando Police Officer George DeSalvia (an officer for only 256 days) was shot and killed in the line of duty. Fellow Orlando Police Officer Edward Diaz was also shot 3 times and is listed in critical condition. Both Officers were on a "routine traffic stop". Officer DeSalvia leaves behind a wife and 3 kids (the youngest one 10 months old). Nothing is routine in Law Enforcement. These 2 brave officers followed the Orlando Police Department code of: Courage, Pride, and Commitment.
To my friend Officer George DeSalvia, you will be Forever missed!!!!!!

By Kimberly Gauntlett,
Date February 3, 2000, @0117 hrs, Officer DeSalvia was backing another Officer Edward Diaz on a traffic stop. There were 3 occupants in the vehicle. After finding out that one had a warrant and was placed into one of the patrol cars, the driver(shooter) then started to fight with the Officers after they had asked him to step out of the car. Officer Diaz handcuffed one of the suspects hands,and then reached for the other one, thats when Officer DeSalvia was shot in the head. Officer Diaz ran for cover and was shot 3 times, one of the bullets hitting near his spine. After numerous Officers responded from miles away, the remaining 2 suspects were caught and apprehended. Officer DeSalvia left wife, Cynthia,and 3 children behind... Officer Diaz is now in stable condition after 5 hr back surgery... Officer DeSalvia will be deeply missed...

Badge Ian Deutch (Deputy)
Nye County Sheriff's Office
By Debi Rodriguez, Pahrump, Nevada
Deputy Ian Michael Deutch, of Pahrump, was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call for service April 26, 2010. He was born Nov. 23, 1982, in Las Vegas, and graduated from Chaparral High School. Ian had been furthering his education at Great Basin Community College. He was a loving husband and father, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and training with his K-9 partner. He was a distinguished member of the Army National Guard 221st Cavalry Wildhorse Squadron serving at the rank of staff sergeant, having served during Operation Noble Eagle at McCarran International Airport and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He served his country with distinction, earning numerous awards in addition to the praise of those with whom he served. He had only recently returned from duty in Afghanistan in March 2010. He had similarly served his community with distinction since 2004, as a deputy sheriff for the Nye County Sheriff's Office. He was assigned to K-9 Patrol with his faithful partner, Chico, for the past five years. He had been awarded the Medal of Valor, Heroism Award, Distinguished Service Award, and K-9 Service Commendation for actions performed during his service to his community. Ian leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Vicky Deutch; son, Jonathen; daughter, Savonya, all of Pahrump; parents, Richard and Suzie Deutch; brothers, Richard Deutch and Sean Deutch; sister, Samantha Deutch, all of Nevada; sister, Amanda Deutch stationed in England; father-in-law, Khom Sibounheuang; and mother-in-law, Bounpheng Sibounheuang, both of Washington; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Chad and Quinn Quarnberg, and Janie and Calab Nyborg, both of Idaho, and Bounheuang and Samphon Lee, and Bounhome and Phonexay Phonnmasone, all of California; and nephews and nieces, Ryan Deutch, Jason Ian Deutch, Isabel Deutch and Blayde Greathouse.

BadgeWilliam Dickerson (Sergeant)
Wayne County Sheriff's Dept.
By Thomas C. Carravallah, Detroit, MI USA
Bill was taking my place as I had just been transferred out of the jail unit. He went to a ward, on the 4th floor, in the Wayne County Jail, to get an inmate out for court. That inmate had had a revolver smuggled in from the outside and shot Bill in the chest. He died in a few minutes while waiting for the elevator to take him down stairs.

BadgeJames R. Dickinson (Deputy)
West Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department
By Lt. Gary Hill, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, West Palm Beach, FL USA
Killed in the Line of Duty 08/22/89

BadgeEmerson J. "Matt" Dillon (Trooper)
New York State Police Troop T
By Doug Herrmann Inv. NYSP (Ret), Syracuse, NY USA
Tpr. Dillon died on 10-24-74 after being shot on the NY State Thruway in Madison Cty, while checking a vehicle for safety violations. Unknown to Tpr. Dillon the two men in the vehicle had just robbed a nearby jewelry store and were attempting to escape with $132,000 in loot. Tpr. Dillon left a wife and family behind. The two men were captured within hours.

BadgeRaul "Rudy" Dimas (Deputy) January 1949 - May 24, 1999
Collier County Sheriff's Office
By Sandy Long, Naples, FL USA
"So many years have passed since the day he donned a badge. He chose a life of service to share the love he had. Rudy chose to protect those who did not know him. Courage cleared the path allowing him to serve them. Unsuspecting people prayed at night for God's protection. Never knowing who followed his direction. He put on the 'grays' securing his vest tight. Stepping into forever fighting God's fight. No one knew when this heroes life would end. Except for God whose people he died to defend. by Dodie Canova"

BadgeJohn Dinapoli (Patrolman)
Holyoke Police Dept
By Larry Cournoyer, Holyoke, MA USA
John had responded to a disturbance call. When he arrived in his unmarked car, one of the combatants fled the scene. Officer Dinapoli then followed the suspect in his car calling out the location to the other units. The suspect then turned and fired on Officer Dinapoli. Officer Dinapoli was unable to take cover and the suspect ran up to Officer Dinapoli's car and shot him point blank through the windshield 5 times in the chest. He died instantly. Officer John Dinapoli will be missed. This 21 year veteran was very popular in the police dept and his community. Our loss will be felt for years by all who knew him.

BadgeKyle W. Dinkheller (Deputy Sheriff)
Laurens County Sheriff's Department
By Angela Dinkheller, Dublin, GA USA
Kyle was my husband, best friend, and father of my children. He was shot and killed in the line of duty January 12,1998. I miss him more than words could ever express. I thank God for the time He allowed Kyle to be a part of my life. He was a wonderful man with a true heart of gold. He is and will forever be my hero.

"Policeman's Heaven"
Author: Unknown
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining
just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a Saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my work was rough.
Sometimes I have been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep.
I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills just got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
but if you don't I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets
You've done your time in Hell."

God Bless the fallen officers and the families left to mourn their loss.

BadgeKyle Dinkheller (Corporal)
Laurens County Sheriff's Department
By Cathy Kirby, Dublin, GA USA
Officer Dinkheller was making a routine traffic stop, a gunman emerged from his truck with a .30 carbine rifle. Officer Dinkheller was shot numerous times despite body armor. He was dead at the scene. The murderer was a militia/survivalist type with tunnels and trenches in which he was able to elude law enforcement for the night but was apprehended the next day. He suffered one bullet wound to the abdomen. He is being held for murder. Officer Kyle Dinkheller was an outstanding Sheriff's Deputy and friend...he will be sorely missed.

BadgeGeorge F. Dix (Sergeant - Badge 155)
Yale University Police Department
By Doreen Scanlon, New Haven, CN USA
Apr. 16, 1922 - May 18, 2000: To our Dad, whom we adored had left us to move to Florida after retiring from the department with 24 years of service. We cried that day in early Dec. 1980 watching his car head south to be where he dreamed to live the rest of his life. We saw him twice a year but, unknowingly, 20 years later, this distance left us helpless to his failing health. Unfortunately, due to negligence he succumbed to cardiac arrest on that dreaded night. Dad, may you finally rest in peace. We miss you, Your daughters, Love, Pat & Dore

BadgeMicheal C. Doane (Deputy)
Broward County Sheriff's Office
By J. Reese, Clearwater, FL USA
Deputy Mike Doane was responding to an officer involved shooting in which a fellow deputy had been shot. While responding to the situation, another vehicle pulled in front of Mike's patrol vehicle. Mike avoided striking the car but jumped a median then collided with several parked trucks resulting in terminal injuries. Mike passed away while in a coma on Christmas Eve 1999. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.

BadgeCharles E. Dobbertin (Deputy)
Douglas County Sheriffs Office
By Jody, Omaha, NE USA
My name is Jody and I would like to write a tribute in honor of my father Charles E. Dobbertin (Chuck). Early in the afternoon of Dec. 2, 1977, the telephone rang in the physician's office. The secretary picked up the telephone. A routne thing in a doctor's office. The note in the caller's voice and his message were not routine. "This is the physician in the emergency room at Lutheran Hospital. We have one of your patient's here. He's been shot!" She asked for the name of the patient, and appropriate inquiry. The caller disclosed that the victum was "Charles Dobbertin, a Deputy Sheriff." Mrs. Charles Dobbertin, the secretary, learned of the shooting of her husband in that instant.

I read this poem at memorials for fallen officers. It is called: PART OF AMERICA DIED, Somebody killed a policeman today and a piece of America died. A part of our country he swore to protect will be buried with him at his side. The suspect who shot him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights. While a young widowed mother must work for her family and spend many long, lonely nights. The beat that he walked was a battlefield too just as if he had gone off to war. Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast to his name , they will add a golden star. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today maybe in your town or mine. While we slept in comfort behind out locked doors, an officer put his life on the line. Now, his spirit walks the beat on a dark city street and he stands at each new rookies side. He answered the call ,of himself gave his all, And A PART OF AMERICA DIED... We love you and miss you Dad. Thank you for the signs you give, in our hearts you will ALWAYS live. Love for infinity. Jody, Chuck, Trever & Tyler. Judy, Carlie & Kylie. Julie and Kathy.

BadgeGary Dockery (Patrolman)
Walden Ridge Police Dept.
By Shane Dockery, Chattanooga, TN USA
Gary Dockery
A loving dad that left his home and told his boys he loved them and he never returned home. He was answering a 911 call on Signal Mtn. Tenn. And was shot in the head and lived in a nursing home for 71/2 years. The one thing that Shane and Colt Dockery prayed for happened. They would pray before he died that he would say he loved them one more time and that's all they ever wanted because they knew in there hearts he would never recover. He was rushed to the hospital in Feb. 1997 not expecting to live as we were trying to make a decision to put him threw more surgery God answered there prayer and he gave him the gift of speech for 1 day to say he loved them and talked to all of his friends and loved ones and on that day his oldest son Shane stayed the night with his dad and he ask him if he wanted to go home he responded with nope and he asked him if he wanted to go back to the nursing home and he answered nope and Shane ask him well dad where do you want to go and he answered "heaven." It was a true miracle from God and we will have this wonderful memory in our hearts forever.

BadgePhabian Dominguez (Police Officer)
San Antonio
By Telly
He was my friend... Telly

BadgeLouis W. Donald, Jr. (Corporal)
City of Gary Police Department
By Yvonne D. Lucas, Gary, IN
My brother was killed in the line of duty on August 27, 2001 (9:10p.m.) at the age of 33. He was responding to a call officer needs help in a high speed chase. He never made it to the chase because he avoided hitting another young officer who was new on the streets. My brother was and excellent driver and I always seem to say if only the brakes didn't malfunction he would be here now but I know that the day he was born was the day his death was also written. He is the youngest of five and leaves behind 3 sons and 1 daughter. A mother who is hurting so much and siblings. The day my brother died he had just left my house after eating dinner. He left here with everyone saying that he beat them without a chance to have a rematch with him in whatever game they played with him but I didn't get a chance to have him beat me in scrabble. I know my heart will never be the same because a big part is missing and never can be replace. I see you everywhere with your smile and I only wish I could hold you just one more time. It just don't seem like you are not present because I'm waiting for you to walk through the door and tell me your story about that night. Boochie you will be missed by many but mostly by us because not only were we mother, sisters, and brother but we are all one anothers best friends. I love you little brother and stay out of trouble up there in heaven.

Badge Christopher Dotter (Officer)
Paterson Police Department
By Vanessa N Ramos, Paterson, NJ
Chris was a great guy, very compassionate, and always tried to make a person laugh. I never seen a day when he didn't have a smile on his face. In the short time I knew him, I grew to love him as a friend. He will be missed, but never forgotten. He was killed in a motor vehicle accident while he was off duty.

BadgeGeorge C. Douglas (Deputy)
West Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department
By Lt. Gary Hill, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, West Palm Beach, FL USA
Killed in the Line of Duty 08/27/21

BadgeJerry Dragosin (Lieutenant)
Cambridge Police Department
By Gary V. Lucas, Cambridge, OH USA
Shot and killed in the driveway of the Cambridge Police Department by an armed suspect. Suspect then shot and wounded another officer coming to LT. Jerry Dragosin's aid, then suspect left in a vehicle and a high speed chase began. Suspects vehicle was shot up and it stopped just across state line in West VA. Suspect was brought back to Cambridge after a long period of time and after a long trial was convicted by a three judge panel and sentence to death, but was overturned by higher court after the appeals process.

Jerry Dragosin had a wife Lynn and very young daughter at time of his death.

BadgeRobert Paul Drake
By Debbie, New Straitsville, OH USA
My Father fought in the Korean War. He also served as a Police Officer and a Deputy Sheriff. He was a wonderful Father to his children and grandchildren. He died on October 20, 1988 2 days after my anniversary. He is missed very much by family and friends. My prayer is, that I will see him when I get to heaven.

Badge Bryan J. Durman (Officer) Badge 46-600
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Police Kentucky
By Staff Sergeant Thomas Hanna RCMP-GRC, East St. Paul, Manitoba
Bryan's EOW happened on 29 April 2010 while making a traffic stop. He leaves to remember him his wife Brandy and a 4 year old son, plus all of his co-workers and friends. He was a true gentleman who made everyone around him smile. We all miss you " BOO". You are forever in our heart's and minds my Brother, may you Rest in Peace forever, we have your watch Bro!!

BadgeJohn Duty (Officer)
Traffice Div.
By Wayne Wilson, St. Joseph, MO USA
Officer Duty hit and killed by an auto during a routine traffic stop.

BadgeAnthony Dwyer (Police Officer)
By Sgt. Jerry Kane, NYPD, NY, NY USABR Tony Dwyer was pushed off his roof to his death 10/17/89. To this day his friends and partners remember his off beat sense of humor and winning personality. Although we lost Tony we gained the friendship of his parents, brothers and sister who adopted all of us at Midtown South. Ton's brother Andrew wears his shield today on the same streets of Times Square. We miss you Tony and are lucky we got to meet you.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

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