Daniel Howard GoldenHuntsville Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Monday, August 29, 2005
Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Howard Golden
We are all a little on edge. They started striking the jury this week. The trial should start Monday. We are ready...ready to see this dirtbag get what he deserves for what he has done. The smirk that is permanently painted on his smug face might fade some when he hears the word GUILTY!! We love you and we miss you. We are all wrapping our arms around your family during this.
June 5, 2008
it doesn't seem like enough, a name on a wall. so much life just cut down, so many days struggling to get past it--then only to realize, it wont happen. my visits were short, and i know you were getting a kick out of me furiously trying to get the stinkin thing right, but i wanted to get one good one from this year for your mom and dad. i know they have their own, but i wanted to make sure if they wanted another one from this year, they had it. guess i'm crayon challenged :) well kid, keep your wings straight and give your mother a good old fashioned arm wrapping. i know she can feel it.
May 16, 2008
Well, Jason and I finally got married. I really wish you could have been there. I'm sure you would have been a groomsman. We had a candle lit during the ceremony for you because we knew you were watching over us. There was a memorial for the fallen officers downtown this week. It was nice and everything went well. Everyone still misses you and thinks of you everyday; and Jason and I still plan on naming our first son after you.
HPD Officer's wife
May 9, 2008
Please get us through another day. I know you have told us many times. Just one day at a time. We love and miss you so much, and await the time to be rejoined with you.
April 30, 2008
I was in DC over Spring Break, but you already know that. A field trip for my sons fifth grade class. The LEM was not on the list of one of our stops, but I kept pushing the tour guide to get me as close as he could. We stopped at the Hard Rock and the wall was just about six blocks away, I made my break!
It was nice visiting with you that day, albeit only about 10 minutes. It still hurts, I remember talking to you at some shop on Putman before you became a police officer. I was on 10-81 and was talking to you after wrapping that up, you said you were going to be a police officer. If I would have known, I would have done my best to talk you out of it. That wouldn't have worked anyway, your mind was made up.
Talked with a lady who takes care of the wall and she said Eric's name is to be added 4/23. Asked her to give you guys a little extra love.
April 14, 2008
Goldie Goldie, man time really flies bud. seems like yesterday we were at Flintville picking on ol P.C. (mr Currin). I remember walking into the Mall on recruiter duty back in 2003 and us sitting down eating some pizza trying to keep our uniforms clean. I have always heard that God takes the good ones I believe thats true,but what does that say about the rest of us though. you are remembered and thought of everyday man. Hope God lets me come up there one day, until then, keep an eye out for us down here. Timbo
Air Force/Gov Service
March 25, 2008
Thinking about you today...Happy Easter Kelso...We miss you.
March 23, 2008
Just stopped by to say "hello". We still have alot of fun memories of your days with us...
March 21, 2008
I was visiting this site this evening, visiting my friend and fellow CHP Officer Andy Stevens. I was going to leave a reflection for him because his trial started a few weeks ago. But, I figured I should wait until after the trial. I started reflecting on my trip to Washington D.C. back in May of 2006, and I started thinking about spending time with your buddies from the Huntsville Police Department.
So, I came here to read your reflections. I see the trial for your murderer has also started. I know your family and friends are going through the same thing we are going through out here in California. I went to the opening of Andy's trial a few weeks ago. Very painful memories came back.
To all of Daniel's friends in Huntsville....I still have not forgotten our time together toasting Daniel and Andy. I think about the power of those nights. I think about the power of the 50 or 100 person bagpiper bands roaming the streets of D.C. around the Dubliner and the emotions come back like it was yesterday.
I still cannot hear the song "Sweet Home Alabama" without thinking of all you guys. I don't remember all your names, but I remember Dee, Powder, your Chief, and several others. I will always remember meeting you guys and buying each other rounds of drinks, smoking cigars, and talking about our lost friends.
Daniel and Andy are gone, but not forgotten.
Lt. Dana Sampson
California Highway Patrol
March 9, 2008
The trial is finally going to start soon and your murderer will soon get what is coming to him. I can't believe that is has been 2 and a half years since you were taken from us; it seems like yesterday. Everyone is still trying to cope with this loss. I think about you and your family alot. Thank you for everything that you did, and you will always be remembered as the hero that you are.
future HPD wife
March 4, 2008
I don't know what it is, but as I was reading some of the reflections, I noticed that alot of people were saying that they were thinking about you. It's funny, it seems like all of us here talk about you all the time. Your trial is coming up. They moved it... I have been praying for the right outcome, sometimes I don't trust our justice system. Miss you! Oh yeah, Happy Valentines Day!!
February 22, 2008
Me and some guys were talking about you last night... I catch myself starring off into space when the topic of that day comes up.. I miss you buddy....
February 12, 2008
We think about you every day.Some of the things we do, say, move, streets that we go down brings you to our minds so often. Your laugh cannot be replaced.You were a good officer and had that much needed compassion (when needed) in certain things that we do will always remain.
February 7, 2008
do not worry, we will all be there as one. the grant of venue is nothing.we are ready for anything and will stand for you stronger than ever.your wings aren't trimmed in gold for nothing.we will never give up until he has paid.brothers and sisters in blue will stand by your family in strength.we love and miss you.that smile is etched in minds and hearts forever!!!!!
January 31, 2008
The trial date has been set. It is April 14 and will be in Anniston. We are all praying hard that this dirtbag is convicted and sent to hell for what he did to you.
January 29, 2008
Hello My Brother in Blue:I met two of the most wonderful people in your in life while here on earth. They attended the Northeast Mississippi College of Part Time Lawforcement Academy Graduation. I don't think there was a dry eye in the building. I wish I could have met and worked with you. I know that you had to be watching, you were felt all around. A plaque was giving in your honor. It was the Daniel Golden Excellence Award. The young man that won accepted it with pride and emotion. He is a fine young man and will make a great Officer. I think it will be given every year. I hope I will get to meet your Brother the next time around, if I am able to attend. Your parents talked about what a good personality you had and was good to everyone, but took your job seriously. I know your fellow officers will never for get you along with the other officer that lost his life in the line of duty. They will stand strong for you during the upcoming trial.I love what I do and I know by what I read about you that you did the same. But my most respected thing about you is that you knew the Lord and you were a Christian. Now you have won the ultimate prize. You are with him. Please continue to spread your wings, for I may call on you from time to time.
Brother in Blue
January 13, 2008
Dan, you have stood up to the test while others have not been tested. You are now protecting streets of gold in God's kingdom. Rest in peace brother.
~~~Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep~~~
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds circled in flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
I am the flowers that bloom by day
I am the fragrance of new mown hay
I am each blade of grass that grows
I am the rush of melting snow
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am no there, I did not die…..
Rest in peace brother.
Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC
Alabama Chapter VII
LTC David Ullom
US Army Military Police
January 9, 2008
Today begins a new year and everyday I think of you and how you brightened this world. You were a such a good officer, and friend. I heard another Huntsville Officer was taken from us and I watched a small clip on the net and saw David. The day u were taken from us seemed to flash before my eyes, and I could not help but sit down and cry. TO Dee, your Parents, Jason, Tab, and David and his Family we pray for you everyday. Brother continue to watch over and protect us.
Deputy Steve Mitchell
Williamson Co. Sheriff's dept.
December 31, 2007
Merry Christmas. You were so much fun to watch on Christmas morning when you were little. I miss you.
December 24, 2007
Thinking about you alot today
December 23, 2007
Golden, you have been on my mind alot lately. I miss you so much. I know you are having the time of your life with your son Sterling. I seen your brother at Plamor Lanes last Saturday. I am lost for words when i see your family. Your family will always be in my prayers. Take care of Freeman and his family. I know you two will be perched high on that mountain. See you both on the other side.
December 20, 2007
I didn't get to meet you my brother, but i have heard a lot from Jason. That boy loves you, he talks about you every day. I guess my voice mail sounds kinda like yours did...lol...gets them everytime. So I guess you and Eric are riding dule up there, show him how it done bro. Watch over his family, and please watch over us..... I'll see you up there
December 19, 2007
My family will never forget the sacrifice you made. We are devastated to go through this again. You and Eric are heros. Thank you for protecting and serving us so bravely. I pray for you "D" all the time. Daniel's parents and brother, you are in our hearts as well. We grieve with you and stand beside you.
WIFE OF HPD OFFICER
December 19, 2007
I miss you brother. We have to relive it all over again. Show Eric the ropes. We will see you both soon.
December 18, 2007
Oh Daniel, I miss you so much!! I miss the sound of your voice saying "BOO" when anyone gets a Christmas gift, the way that you are just a big kid yourself, and every time I think of how I met Jason I will forever think of you... I put the stocking on my tree you gave me form your patrol car when you did a report for me..( you know the one where you said I wanted my pennies back) That was in true Daniel fashion!! It does not take the Holidays to come around for anyone to think of you, we all do it everyday!!
December 18, 2007
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