Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reflections for Police Officer Daniel J. Doffyn

As we bid farewell and honor Cmdr. Paul Bauer this week, we also remember you and thank you for your service. You will be remembered as a hero.

It is a fitting tribute to you that Cmdr. Bauer, another fine example of integrity, dignity, dedication, and love for family, led your namesake horse Doffyn. Cmdr. Bauer died a hero like you and we also think of you during this time. Your bravery and courage, as well as your dedication to the city of Chicago, your duty, and your family, will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 19, 2018

RIP BROTHER

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Well 20 years have past , a funny story about dan , during our power test on that hot Saturday morning danny breezed thru the run, it being my turn well danny seeing that I was slowing down ran over by me, running nexted to me and was giving me encouraging words to get myself through the run and that I only had a few minuets left to pass the running section of the power test , well needless to say because of dans encouraging words I ran faster and when I made it made I had more time then Dan told me..thanks dan .danny you and the others are a forever memory for me !! I will never ever forget! Classmate 94-4B

P/O P. Gnutek 6834
Chicago police dept

July 25, 2014

It's a beautiful thing that I come to this page and still see people posting reflections - year after year - It touches my heart! 18 years today and daddy, you are never forgotten in the hearts of many! I miss you everyday and love you every minute.

Thank you for remembering our family <3

God Bless!

Brittany Doffyn
Daughter

March 8, 2013

DEAR DAN, YOUR FUNERAL WAS MY FIRST ON THIS JOB.
UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS NOT MY LAST. I WAS A RECRUIT
WHEN IT HAPPENED. I HOPE THIS REFLECTION FINDS YOUR FAMILY WELL. I REMEMBER BEING ANGRY AT EVERYONE IN MY PATH BECAUSE OF YOUR DEATH AND I DIDNT EVEN KNOW YOU! BRITTANY THE PAIN OF LOSING A FATHER IS A HEAVY CROSS TO BEAR. THERE ARE NO WORDS OF COMFORT THAT MAKE THE PAIN OF LOSING A LOVED ONE ANY EASIER BUT IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY YOU CAN GET THROUGH ANYTHING. IF YOU OR YOUR FAMILY SHOULD EVER NEED ANYTHING YOU CAN CONTACT ME IN THE 012TH DISTRICT. GOD BLESS PO DOFFYN AND HIS FAMILY!!!!!!

P.O. T. KUCHARSKI #11902
CHICAGO POLICE DEPT 94-3B

February 26, 2013

A week ago my neice entered the police academy. It takes me back to a time for myself. A PPO in the class of 94-4C along with Dan. I saw on the news that a police officer had been killed at that time no name was released. Then I got a call from another officer telling me it was Dan. Although it has been 17 yrs, it is still very vivid in my mind. Seeing his daughter sitting there with his parents. It is something that every Mother, wife and child of a police officer dread. I think about his daughter and hope that her life turned out to be ok. He really loved her so much and spoke about her all the time. Rest in peace Danny.

J Negron
A friend

September 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Doffyn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

2012 and your loss still hurts me every day. Brittany I hope you are doing well.

P. O. Brian J. Finnegan
Dan's FTO

March 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter for sharing her devotion to you through her reflection. Your mom is in my prayers today for surely losing a beloved child is one of life's greatest sorrow, and I know she has suffered greatly with the death of your father.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

Today was my first time visiting this website, and as I was reading these past reflections, it brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud to of had a father that so many people look up to and call him a hero, just as I do. And it greatly warms my heart to see even recent reflections in the last few years,....shows me that even after almost 17 years, he's not forgotten by those outside our family.

My grandmother and I have taken it upon ourselves to be each others rock and be strong for each other in times of weakness, more so since she lost her husband 6 years ago. I pray for her and for me to give us strength.

Thank you everyone, for your kind words, your prayers and for keeping us in your thoughts and hearts, and mostly, thank you for never forgetting.

Please continue to share thoughts and memories. Being so young at the time, my memories are those as a childs are, and I would love nothing more than to hear your memories and stories of him and learn more about the father I barely knew.

I ask that you please keep my grandmother in your prayers, after losing her young son, then taking in and raising his 8 year old daughter, and then losing her husband after 60 years of marriage,.. her energy is getting dimmer, and its getting harder and harder to keep her in good spirits.

Thank you all again, and God bless.

Brittany Doffyn
Daughter

December 31, 2011

Your death was shocking and senseless. I remember how much fun you were when you dated then married my older sister. Thanks for my first and only ride on a motorcycle. We lost you when you and she divorced then lost you again when you acted so bravely that awful day. You will always be remembered and in my prayers. May you have found peace in heaven. God Bless you and all our fallen heroes.
Lauren

L. Costa
Former sister-in-law

August 11, 2011

Your attention to duty and prompt action that day, which led to your ultimate sacrifice, will not be forgotten. Your actions exemplify the CPD. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

March 10, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 8, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and Blue Family on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You are a true hero as you ran toward danger on the night you were killed, most people would have been running the other way. Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 8, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 8, 2010

Dan,

We moved back to Chicago after my stint in AZ. The other day my Wife said she went to the Post Office and it was named after you, I was so proud. Even after all these years I can still see you so clearly, I know where you and pray for your little girl.

Ken

Ken Witkowski
Villa Park PD, Former 015 Officer

May 8, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU, PLEASE KEEP WATCH OVER YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS.

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

March 11, 2008

Officer Doffyn,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It's too bad that the elected governor and appointed judges couldn't extend to you the same kind of service and dedication that showed to your community.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

March 8, 2008

you were a friend always - you are truly missed . . .

December 18, 2007

The Badge"
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.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 17, 2007

Twelve years have passed since you were called away and you have not been forgotten. Your memory will live forever in the hearts of your loved ones and your close freinds. The Blue Family will never let you be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. My thoughts are with your loved ones today.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 8, 2007

Before Danny Doffyn joined the police force, he and I worked together at the phone company for about 5 years. He lived near my house in old Logan Square. We hung out together. We had a common interest, and that was boxing. We saw many great matches together. I remember his young daughter. He had great athletic ability. I couldn't believe he became a police rookie at age 40. He is missed. Best wishes to his parents and daughter.

Mike Koskiewicz

June 16, 2006

To Police Officer Daniel J. Doffyn and his loved ones:

On this the ninth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

I am sickened for what apparently passes for justice in Illinois. How very sad this family has to undergo another trial. I am not familar with the background of Gov. Ryan, but somehow I suspect he has not had a family member brutally murdered.

Daniel, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Doffyn.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 8, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2006

Rest in Peace Sir.You were a very brave man.

March 8, 2006

YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS, YOUR CLASS MATE.

November 30, 2005

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