Daniel Ralph StillwellDenver Sheriff's Department, Colorado
End of Watch: Sunday, September 6, 1987
Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ralph Stillwell
To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.
I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 29, 2013
Rest in Peace, Deputy Stillwell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
January 26, 2012
Deputy Sheriff Stillwell,
On today, the 24th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
September 6, 2011
Deputy Stillwell - I stood in the State Assembly chamber when your name was one of almost 250 others read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Denver County and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.
Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)
April 29, 2010
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
September 24, 2007
Sleep safe with Our Lord.
September 6, 2006
Merry Christmas Dan....
Denver Sheriff Deputy
December 25, 2005
Rest in peace blue angel. You are not forgotten.
November 6, 2003
Dan was a friend of mine. I used to work as a security supervisor at the hospital, Denver General Hospital (aka The Denver Knife and Gun Club), where Dan was murdered. It should be known that Dan had vigorously attempted to have the deputies of the Denver County Sheriff's Department issued bullet resistant vests. Unfortunately, Dan's, and others, attempts to accomplish this was met with resitance. It was not until after Dan's murder that the vests Dan worked so hard to try to obtain were issued to the deputies. I know Dan is in a better place now, but I wish he were still among his brothers and sisters here on Earth.
Corrections Supervisor Brett Scott
Camden County Sheriff's Department, MO
Rest in peace brother.
Denver Police Department
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