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Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Daniel Rivera

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, September 21, 2013
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera


May God watch over you and your family. R.I.P.

N.Y.PD. Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
September 22, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016

This is my first message.
To Danny's family, my deepest sympathy. I worked with Danny for a number of years, while he was in the Detention Dept.(the Sheriff read my evaluation during the services) he was a pleasure to work with. He always had a smile on his face (even at 3am) when I conducted rounds in his unit. He proudly spoke of his family, his love for his son and how proud he was of his mother.
I recall the day he was accepted to the road and how excited and happy he was. He lived life on his own terms and died doing something he enjoyed. I wish we could all say that one day!

Ret. Sgt. Emilio Ponz
September 19, 2015

This is the first message I leave for you even though there's not a minute I don't think about you. My son, you always made me so proud . I always told you anything you want you can get you just have to try, and try you did. I miss you your calls, your texts your loud laugh. But know that a piece of my heart left with you the day you left. I love you and can't wait to see you again.

Captain Miriam Cuin
NYC Dept of Corrections
May 4, 2015

Wow its crazy that your gone, from NYC to Fl, we know each other and I gave you your first security job here in Hollywood. But the day you walked into my office and told me you was going to take the BSO job I told you to go for it and if you didnt I was firing you LOL, and the rest is history Brother your missed by all of us

PI Louis McNeill
Florida Protection Group Inc
February 3, 2015

I have not seen you seen you were a year old when we lived nexy door to you and was friends witj your mom and family..I still have yout naby picture....I just found out what happensd and it saddens me that you lefted this world so soon,.. R I P Daniel..

Jacqueline Grant-Kearse
December 7, 2014

Words cant express how much it hurts to accept you leaving so soon. God has his reasons. Our hearts will never be the same. I love you and miss you so much everyday. Thank you for teaching me so much. Your strength and success was always admired. I am and always will be proud of you and PROUD to say you were my Dearest nephew.
I named my son after you and I know you will be his guardian Angel. :-)

Until we meet again.....keep dancing in heaven.

With all of my love,

May 7, 2014

Hello, My brother, i have the HONOR to be wearing your name on a bracelet, that will never leave my wrist during the POLICE UNITY TOUR this upcoming POLICE WEEK. i will ride my bicycle 320 miles from NJ to WASHINGTON DC in your honor and will see YOUR name at the POLICE MEMORIAL when i arrive on 5/12/14. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES. I hope my efforts and contributions help ease any pain of your loss.

May 7, 2014

I just want to say that I miss you Danny and I love you very much. I think about you everyday and still don't understand why you left us so soon. I'm going to continue to train with troy in memory of you. I just want to thank you for the talk you had with me a couple of days before the accident. It really helped me a lot. The family is not the same with out you. R. I P. I will see you in heaven.

your uncle Moises hernandez JR
Juvenile Services Dept
February 15, 2014

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Rest in peace, brother... truly, your watch has just begun.


Fidelity | Bravery | Integrity

Daniel O'Donnell
Intelligence Analyst
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fidelity | Bravery | Integrity
January 21, 2014

My heart breaks for another BSO officer down. May God give a special kind of grace to your parents as they walk through their grief.

Thelma Billings, mother of Dep. Philip B
Friend of BSO
January 5, 2014

Rest In Peace.....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX
December 6, 2013

Just met your parents at COPS Parents Retreat ....they are missing you so much..watch over them and help them get through this terrible ordeal...RIP Daniel.

Maureen Tutino
Mother of another fallen heroe Deputy James Tutino EOW 1/26/05
November 2, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
October 27, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 24, 2013

Always in our prayers,to look over your family so they will remain strong from this lost. I will think of him always. God Bless the family.

Correction Officer (Retied),Glover Grant
Correction Department City of New York
October 18, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL
October 16, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Rivera,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Broward County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
October 14, 2013

Rest in peace, Dep. Rivera. And may God's peace and comfort surround your family and colleagues with strength.

Chap. Jerry Steele
October 10, 2013

Thank-you for your service. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland
October 6, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Daniel died.

To Deputy Rivera's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Rivera gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 21, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
October 4, 2013

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My Prayers are with the Family, Friends, and His Co-Workers.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department
October 3, 2013

Rest In Peace...

John Ruth AEMD, Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX
October 3, 2013


October 3, 2013

On behalf of Session #55 of the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, New York, please accept our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. His courage and sacrifice was a true credit to our profession. May he rest in peace.

Session 55
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy
October 2, 2013


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