Sheriff Christopher Cooper Daniels, Sr.

Sheriff Christopher Cooper Daniels, Sr.

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 2006

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Christopher Cooper Daniels, Sr.

Sheriff Christopher Daniels was killed in an accident while representing the Lake County Sheriff's Office in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges charity event.

Sheriff Daniels and several other sheriffs from around the state were competing in a school bus race at the New Smyrna Speedway. The event was being held to raise money for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. The bus that Sheriff Daniels was driving was struck by another bus. Upon impact, he was ejected from the bus he was driving and was subsequently struck by another bus.

Sheriff Daniels had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I know your family misses you so much; time helps us move on but the ache in our hearts that needs to be filled by our beloved fallen officer will never be whole again until we are back together with them again. Obviously Sheriff Daniels loved his job and all it stood for. Heroes live on......their story lives forever.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Matthew Rittenhouse HPD 920
EOW 9/16/2004

October 14, 2019

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