Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel J. Pope

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel J. Pope

Rest in peace Officer Pope.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 22, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 5, 2020

We were in the same recruit class and it still seems like yesterday, Miss you Danny.

Officer Louis Becker CPD retired
TSGT Louis Becker USAF 10 year Vet.

March 29, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Daniel J. Pope of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

December 5, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Daniel J. Pope of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 5, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Daniel J. Pope of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 5, 2017

I still remember hearing the radio call that night. I can't believe it has been 17 years. May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort knowing that you have not been forgotten.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

December 5, 2014


You were my best friend at the most difficult time in my life. I owe you a lot. I remember all the good times we had and I can honestly say I have never had as close a friend again. You truly were like a brother to me. I know you are at peace. Some day I pray to see you again.

Joe Resendes
McAlpin's Dock, Stripes

September 24, 2014

Dear Linda,
Thanks so much for your excellent presentation yesterday about C.O.P.S. at the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and for your transparency about your loss of your husband, Dan. Your passion and courage to talk about your loss was so effective in accomplishing the mission of C.O.P.S. and providing practical help for us Chaplains. Thanks again!

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2014

Thank you for sharing with us at the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Your honest and open sharing of Dan's death and what you learned from it has helped many. God Bless You as you continue to move forward in grief. And may God also Bless You for helping others more forward as well.

Chaplain Frank Jennings
City of Chesapeake Va. Police Dept.

July 16, 2014

Rest in peace my brother, you left us far too soon.

Deputy T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

December 5, 2012


I think of you and Ron very often. I remember the laughs we had in Dst. 3 and the times when we rode together when I was new. My heart has never healed and every time I pass Hollister, I get sick to my stomach. You were a true warrior and I am so thankful I served beside you. Save me a spot and tell Ron I am back benching and I am catching up to him...See you one day my friend!!!

Jim Kelleher P.O.
Prior CPD-Fellow Officer

March 5, 2012

Dan, You were doing your duty and you made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. You are truly a hero.

Your actions are within the highest standards of the Cincinnati Police Department. Your service, and your sacrifice, shall not go unmarked.

We will always be proud of you. May you rest in eternal peace.

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

January 30, 2012

Not a day goes by my old friend that I dont think about that day. Nothing will bring you back, but I do look forward to seeing you again one day, I have finally found peace with the circumstances of that day, Im sure you forgave me long before I forgave myself. Thank you for your service, You are missed!


PO 548 (Ret) Sanden
CPD - Co-Worker

July 27, 2011

Well it is National Police Week again. I am looking forward to going this year, since it has been a couple years since I have been able to attend. Can't believe it has been over 13 years since I lost you. I still miss you as much today as I did back then. Crazy, really.
I had a bad person steal my purse last week. I really couldn't care less about all the stuff I lost, except I lost your drivers license and FOP card. I have carried them with me since the day you died. I am really sad that I don't have them any longer. Seems silly, I know, but I carried a piece of you with me every day. Anyway, I love you and will be honoring you again this week. As always, love, me.

Linda Pope

May 9, 2011

Thank you Carrie. You will never know how much it means to me that you left this reflection. I still miss him more than anyone will ever know and I am so proud to have been his wife. He would have been so proud to see you become the beautiful person that you are. I love you.

Aunt Lin

Linda Pope

December 10, 2010

I miss you Uncle Dan.
Its so unfair that you weren't here to see us grow up.
I think about you all the time, December 5th breaks my heart every year.
I love you, Care


December 5, 2010

I wasn't yet a police officer when this horrific tragedy occurred but have heard the story many times. I've heard your wife speak on several different occasions. The first time was as a recruit in the police academy. Each time I am amazed by her strength as I listen with tears in my eyes. I know that she has helped the families of so many others that have had to deal with the loss of a beloved LEO. I spent six years in D5 and will always remember you and Jeter.

Sergeant Michelle Bradley
Cincinnati Police Department

February 5, 2010

Your memory is honored and revered today for time never diminishes respect.

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, Daniel. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 5, 1997.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 21, 2009

Whenever I see a Cincinnati police officer, I think of you and your sacrifice. I remember how proud you were of your dad, your brother and your wife who were all CPD and CFD like yourself. How happy you must have been to be among them in a noble profession. I miss the good times we had and regret losing contact before you left us, but I will never forget...

Ric Scheiner
McAlpin's Dock, Red River Gorge

March 16, 2009

"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
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

December 31, 2007

10 Years ago i remember hearing about this on the news i was 10 at the time. You will never be forgotten my father then retired in 1998. I remember he worked with you or jeter before this happened. You will always be remembered here in cincinati.

Steven Kuhn
Son Of A RET. Cincinnati Police Officer

December 5, 2007

10 Years! Never forgotten.


December 5, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 4, 2007

I hate to see that no one has left a message for you!
Rest in peace and not forgotten even 10 years later!!

August 6, 2007

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