Deputy Sheriff Edward Norman Dare

Deputy Sheriff Edward Norman Dare

Iron County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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Edward Norman Dare

Deputy Sheriff Edward Dare was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup officers from a neighboring agency.

The officers were searching for a DUI driver who was brandishing a handgun at approximately 6:20 am. While en route, Deputy Dare's vehicle left the roadway and landed partially submerged in a drainage ditch. When Deputy Dare failed to arrive at the original call, officers began to search for him.

At 8:00 am, a citizen called to report a patrol car in the ditch at 2300 West and 1600 North (Current day Baver Road) near the Cedar City Regional Airport, and rescue crews arrived within minutes. Deputy Dare was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Dare was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Iron County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1W16
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, Back up for fellow officer(s), single vehicle crash, vehicle crash

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I will miss Edward as I have been for the rest of my life. I was always hoping I would see him again one day but not like this. I knew Edward in Las Vegas, NV, when he was a singer in the lounge at the Landmark Hotel,an excellent one .I was a 15 year old kid when I met him. Might I add, one who was always in trouble, no self esteem whatsoever. Whenever I would say I can't he would always correct it by saying can. I loved being friends with him. He was a positive influence in my life.The best friend I ever had. My parents and Grandparents knew him as well. He changed my whole life just by being my friend.He has and will always be the best and most influential friend of my life and will always be loved and missed by all.I believe he is with us all. In our hearts he will remain forever.

Cheryl A. Van Meter
Friend forever

December 19, 2022

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