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 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

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Happy Birthday, Ed. A few weeks ago, we were shocked and very sad to learn that you had passed away 17 years ago. It didn't seem possible. We met in February 1971 and a very special friendship began. God brought you into my life through some difficult years, and I'm thankful for that. Your music and beautiful songs that you sang were a big comfort. We drove to Las Vegas to watch you perform and were very proud of you. You mentioned that you had a son but was not in contact with him, as you thought it would be confusing for him. Thank you for being there for me and for bringing enjoyment to many others with your extraordinary talent and music. We will continue to miss you and love you. Till we meet again . . . Shirley B.

Shirley Blankenship

August 15, 2019

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