Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard Daniel Scalf

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Daniel Scalf

RIP Hero. We for sure may be related.

Scott Scalf

July 17, 2020

I dated one of the backup officers on the scene that day who helped take down the suspect. She suffered from severe PTSD and had to retire early. I remember her talking about how cool of a guy Officer Scalf was and how they were laughing and joking back at the station before they went out on this sting. His loss affected her deeply. Prayers to the family


March 18, 2020


I didn't know you, but I've heard stories about you and what happened on that day 21 years ago. Thank you for everything that you did. I hope you and your family know that you are still missed and thought of here in the department. A plaque in your honor still hangs in the Vice Enforcement Unit office.

Until we meet in Valhalla my brother.

Police Officer
Detroit Police Department

February 5, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Scalf.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 2, 2019

Rest In Peace Officer Scalf. It pains me to read your story. I hope your family family finds peace in your heroism.

Paula Bell Meinke
Survivor. Father EOW 1966

February 5, 2019

Officer Scalf,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 5, 2019

He was a great man! Brave and always willing to help. He was not only a brother in blue, but also a friend. You are always remembered and never forgotten. Your sacrifice was not in vain

PO Ivan Puentes

May 19, 2017

He was a great officer in Detroit one of the best. He could put a smile on anyone face. He was a wonderful man full of grace. God Bless you OFFICER RICHARD D SCALF. NEVER FOR GOTTEN

Connie Gainer
Room mate

January 7, 2016

RIP brother. Will take it from here.

Future Detroit Police Officer Billy .
Dearborn, MI

March 21, 2015

Oh how we miss you! It would have been a delight to have you with us when we recently rejoiced in the birth of another nephew for you. You are now the Uncle of 2 nephews and 2 nieces. If only they could know you in reality, instead of through the stories that their mom and dad tell them. But they will know you, and your memory will live on in them, even after I have left this earthly realm, as well. I love you, my son, and miss you so very much.

Donna Swan Rundell

March 8, 2014

Yesterday marked 15 years since the day of your funeral. That day in 1999 is now a historical date whenever they do the weather for that date in Detroit, because it was a record 70 degrees. I'll never, ever, forget the events of that day, nor will I ever cease to feel the pain that I felt on Feb. 5, when I found out that your life had ended. My dear son, how much I miss you...there are no words for it, as any mother can attest to. Just know that all of us miss you beyond what words can say. We always will.

Donna Rundell

February 12, 2014

To my old partner Richard, AKA "Termite" it's been 15 years since I last saw you that Feb 5th morning in court. Joking with you, never knowing that the next time I would see you, I would only be looking at a shell, that the soul has departed. As does all things, life goes on and your spirit lives in all that know you. Keep heaven's streets safe. Until we meet again...JFK AKA "Tiny"

Sergeant John F. Kennedy
Detroit Police Department

February 4, 2014

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Rest in peace my brother...You are never forgotten.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

February 2, 2014

Richard, even before you became a police officer it was an honor to know you and call ourselves your friends. We think of you often and you made a positive and permanent impact on our lives forever. Sometimes we feel that there is an officer watching over and protecting us at our store, where we met you and became friends. You always have been and always will be a hero to us Richard, thank you for everything brother

Marty and Melissa Minui

August 6, 2013

Richard, my son, you would have turned 40 today and there are no words to express the empty feeling that comes to my heart on April 1. It would have been wonderful to see how much fun you would be having with your nieces and nephew, and I know your brothers miss you so very much, as do all your friends and relatives. Just know that you are forever loved and that we will always be so very proud of the life you lived.

Donna Rundell
Mother of Officer Richard Scalf (EOW 2/5/99)

April 1, 2012

Mrs. Rundell,
I was thinking of your son as well as Offficer Michael Scanlon when I just happen to see your post on Officer Scanlon's memorial. I wanted to share with you how I have always remembered your son. Years ago, I happened to stop Richard (I think he was driving a van) and he was so young looking I didn't believe he was a police officer. I laugh at how he tried to convine me that he really was the police. It was the first time as a policeman that I thought, I must be getting old because they are making them younger and younger. I remember the minute I heard his name in the news and I knew. The sadness has never completely left but I strive to be a better person in honor of those like your son. Bless you and your family.

D. Santiago
Brother Officer

February 12, 2012

Rest in Peace. I thank you for all that you have done to protect and serve.


March 27, 2010

We all still miss and love you Brother. Thank you so much for watching out for us all these years. See you on the other side Termite



February 5, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

February 5, 2010

Officer Scalf, You gave your life for your community and you shall never be forgotten. Thanks for your sacrafice and may your memory always live on in your family and friends

Rest in Peace


February 12, 2009

10 years after that fateful day I am still deeply impacted by the life of Richard. When I see the homeless, the cold, or the hungry I am challenged anew by the compassion and example of Richard Scalf. I have never been the same after our many conversations and times of prayer together. He was God's man and today is reveling in the presence of his Lord.

Fred Prince

February 5, 2009

My dear son,
Ten years today and we remember with great honor and respect, the life you lived. We will always remember
and as long as we live, you will never be forgotten.
We miss you, love you and are so proud of you. We just wish
you didn't have to leave us.
From Mom and Bob


February 5, 2009

Wow! This was one of the best examples of true guts and bravery. You were a hell of a warrior who went down blazing. I would have fought beside you anytime. I am so sorry for your family but they should be proud of you Officer Scalf.

Patrolman Andrew McGahey
Clinton Police Dept. Clinton, MS

February 5, 2009

I just wanted to say hello, I have visited this site many times. I still remember as kids playing with the ant farms we had. Never thought we would go into this line of work. Please watch out over us all. My thoughts and prayers still go out to your family everyday. Rest in peace.

Deputy Harvey Wilson
Oakland County Sheriff Office

January 13, 2009

I wanted to thank you for inspiring me to be the officer and the person that i am today. I miss you every day my friend.


Police Officer
Walled Lake

November 19, 2008

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