Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Dan D. De Kraai

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Reflections for Officer Dan D. De Kraai

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 8th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 15, 2018

Dan, I am thinking of you today. I may not be in Law Enforcement any more, but the leadership and training you passed on to me, I will always be remember and use. I sure do miss you buddy. We had some great times working together. You may be gone but will never be forgotten. I carry you in my heart brother. Thank you.

Northwest Missouri Patrolman
Proud friend

June 12, 2015

Today I remember my friend and keep his wife and daughter in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys and miss you every day pal!

Chief L. Corey Sloan
Cameron, MO Police Department

September 15, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

January 17, 2012

Never to be forgotten. Miss you Danny!

Rachel Kirchner

June 13, 2011

Not only was my bro a great man a wonderful person but he also was the best father, husband any person could ask for Dan strived so hard to be the best at everything he done in life and in my mind he did a dam fine job at doing just that but above all that he was my best friend the guy i look up to growing up in life and despite all those wonderful things about my brother he is the absolutly the very best brother i could of ask for ( I miss you oh so very much brother you are always in my thoughts RIP i will see you again someday)

Dale De Kraai

June 7, 2011

I still can't believe Dan is gone. He was the type of person everyone should strive to be, personally and professionally. I was so proud of him and I am glad I took the time to tell him one time! One of his trainees sent me a quote Dan use to say and I think of it almost daily...."Stay Humble, Stay Focused, and Learn from your Mistakes!"

RIP Brother!!

Eric De Kraai

June 7, 2011

Dan was the main reason I pursued a career in Law Enforcement. We served together on a prior MO State team and when he became a Police Officer he made it sound so great. My family and I owe everything we have today to Dan.

A true professional in every aspect and a great friend. I miss you every day old friend.

Patrolman Troy A. Green
Cameron, MO PD

February 28, 2011

My heart aches for your wife and little girl, and all you will miss in their lives.

Laura - I read your reflections and you sound like the kind of wife Dan would be proud of. You and Lexi are in my prayers.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 15, 2011

Officer De Kraai,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Joseph. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 20, 2011

Reflecting on 2010 and missing you like crazy. It is hard to imagine that it has already been 3 1/2 months since your accident. Lexi and I continue to put our best foot forward each and every day. We are looking forward to 2011 and what it has in store for us. Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future. Proverbs 31:25
We love you and miss you and can't wait to see you in heaven some day.
Love you Laura and Lexi

Laura De Kraai

January 2, 2011

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the St. Joseph Police Department and Officer Dan De Kraai's wife, daughter and other family and friends.. May peace be with you during this tragic time.
We continue to keep you in our prayers.
Debra Roberts & Family


November 18, 2010

Our 1199 Inc. Families are so sorry to hear of this tragic accident that took Officer Dan De Kraai's life much to soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, his law enforcement family. God bless and God's speed sir.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

November 10, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the St. Joseph Police Department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your hero will never be forgotten. To Officer De Kraai's family, we will be praying for your healing and honoring the memory of your loved one.
With our hearts turned towards yours,
The Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

The Wives and Girlfriends of
The Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

October 4, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Dan De Kraai and the St. Joseph Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer De Kraai, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 3, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Dan you will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


September 28, 2010

May God Bless You Brother! May Peace Be Yours!I will keep your family in my prayers...

Patrol Officer
W.P.P.D, Colorado

September 27, 2010

May you rest in peace brother. Our thoughts are with you and your family as well as your brothers and sisters in the St. Joseph P.D.....We'll take the watch from here.

New Jersey State Police

September 25, 2010

Rest In Peace, Officer Kraai.

Lt T Carr

September 23, 2010

I will miss the nights I got to be your actor for scenerios, I could always count on something crazy happening! We had some great conversations on those nights I will never forget. You always inspired me to be a better husband, father and officer and I still continue to strive for those goals daily.

It seemed like I could talk to you about anything or any situation and you could always give me words of encouragement or gave me a better way to do something.

I remember the text message you sent me after I got my first job in law enforcement. Everything you told me to mention in the interview helped me and I still carry those same quotes with me to this day.

You taught me so much that I will never forget and I can never thank you enough.

Officer Josh Rudisill
Country Club Village Police Dept.

September 23, 2010

As the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police I have the honor of meeting each officer that is hired by the St. Joseph Police Dept. I knew when Dan walked in the office his first day that he was a young man with a mission and that mission was to serve the citizens of St. Joseph and be the best police officer he could be....and I knew he would succeed. Dan and Laura became friends of ours and I spent many early mornings talking with Dan in my office about family, God, and books. He truly loved his God and his family. I will miss our morning sessions but know that one day I will get to see Dan in heaven and to resume our chats. Until that day Brother when we meet again, I will miss you and will cherish the time we had together as friends and co-workers. We will continue to keep your memory alive for Lexi.

Rita Ketchem, Administrative Assistant
St. Joseph Police Dept.

September 22, 2010



September 22, 2010

Officer Down

I didn’t know this man,
But I wish I had
His death was of a different circumstance
That is tragically sad.

It could have been any of us
That proudly wears the blue
His tour ended while he was just training
To possibly learn something new

I’m sure he had acts of good deeds
And gave it all he had
He was a husband, a friend, an awesome instructor
And yes, a loving dad

For those of you who are there,
Be aware that his family is going to need you to be there.
They will need your love,
They will need you for support,
They will need you as they try to understand
Why his life was cut short.

And keep in prayer the other officer involved
He and his family will you to be there
As things are being solved

The point that I make is he will be missed
And how it could have been any of us on this officer down list

Let’s not take for granted the life that is given
And we do what we must, in order to make our living
And nothing is promised when we’re out on the street
And the last thing expected is to be covered by a sheet

I didn’t know this man,
But I wish that I had
So again I will drape my badge
With the mourning sash

Corporal Leonardo Rowe #40
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
September 22, 2010

Corporal Leonardo Rowe
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

September 22, 2010

Thank you for your service to your family, department and community! Much love to you, your family and friends! Rest in peace my brother!

Dep. M. Chavez Jr.
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

September 21, 2010

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