Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper II Daniel Lee Williams

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1999

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Reflections for Trooper II Daniel Lee Williams

Danny, when someone as outstanding as yourself are taken so tragically from us it is terribly painful. You will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.  You were a man who made the uniform and the badge PROUD.  I can't tell you how you will be missed at the family reunion and the volleyball game this summer.  It will never be the same again. I love you Danny and look forward to seeing you again.  Love, Teresa

Teresa Stinson-Onzura

I dont think there is anymore I can add to what has already been said, it speaks volumes for Danny. He is in a safer place.

Ray Jack
Metropolitan Polce, London

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fallen hero.  I am new to law enforcement and it hurts me to see so many of our brothers and sisters die in the line of duty.  I know that Trooper Williams is in heaven now.  He selflessly gave his life protecting and serving his fellow man.  He made the ultimate sacrifice so that others may walk safely and for that he will always be remembered and honored.


I knew Dan since 1986, he was a fine father, friend and fellow Marine.  He devoted alot of his time and energy to providing for his family.  He consistently excelled at everything he did.  What I will always remember most about Dan is his constant thirst for life coupled with a great  personality that made him the person that he was.  I couldn't think of anyone better to have by my side as Marine or friend.  I will miss him dearly.

Semper Fi!

CWO3 Ret. William Spangenberg
USMC Retired

As a member of the Michigan State Police, may I offer my sincere sorrow for the loss of your loved one.  May God hold a special place for him and watch over you and your family.

Trooper Alan Renz
Michigan State Police

God bless you my brother. You have served your time in Hell. Semper Fi.

Norfolk Police

It is an extreme honor to have great people in todays world such as Trooper Williams. There will always be a need for people who put themselves in harms way for the safety of the public. Trooper Williams will be missed deeply, but never forget that we will see him again along with the presence of the good lord. He is in a better place where he is happy and safe. Being a U.S. Marine and a VA State Trooper, he has served his time for his country. God bless him and his family. You will be missed.

Chesterfield Police Explorer

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Trooper Daniel Williams. My husband was Patrolman Craig William Rath/Chesterfield County Police who was killed "in the line of duty" in an automobile accident on May 27, 1999. I know the pain and suffering that so many are experiencing from the loss of Trooper Williams. We will never have the answer to "why?" this happens to such good people and to the ones we love, but call upon God for comfort and strength; our God is an Awesome God!

Beth Rath
Chesterfield County Police

I thank God for having had the opportunity to work with Dan and I shall forever be blessed because of our time together. He exemplified what it means to answer the calling to become a police officer. Dan has set an example for all to follow in such a short time; whether you have birds or bars on your collar, stripes on your sleeve or are that grunt on the street. I look forward to seeing him again someday, but until then, he can be at peace knowing we will forever take care of his family...

First Sergeant Kimberly Lettner
VA State Police

Trooper Williams, Thank you for trying to make this world a better place. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You have done your time in hell,you have earned your place with God. God bless you and your family and thank you for your great service to the people of Virginia


I would like to send my sincere condolences to Trooper Williams' family. I have been a police officer for 19 years and have seen alot of fellow officers die in the line of duty. It is truely the supreme sacrifice. He will be missed!!

Mary Washington College PD

God bless you Trooper Williams. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Thank you for making the Commonwealth a safer place!!!



I can't find the words to say good-bye. You were a good friend, and a great cop. For those who haven't had the pleasure to have met you I feel sorry; you will be missed deeply by those who have. I'm sure in time we will learn to understand God's will, but we must take comfort in the fact that heaven will be a better place with you standing at the gates. I'll miss your laughter!!

Rest in peace my brother.

To Patty and the kids I hope you can take comfort in knowing that he is safe in God's arms now.

Deputy R. M. Evans
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

I never got the chance to know Dan even though my husband went through basic academy with him. I did, however, get to know his family after the tragedy. I pray for them often. My husband still talks about Dan all the time and misses him dearly. I wish I could have gotten to know him, too. He was such a special person. I just want his loved ones to know that he, and his sacrifice, is not forgotten. My prayers will continue.

Wife of a VSP Trooper

Horror is what I experienced when I first heard of Dan's accident. Dan was a dedicated person: to his family, country, and to his police agency. It was a pleasure to have worked with Dan, to experience his dedication, professionalism, humor, and to have been his training officer while he was a deputy at the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. I was very upset when I learned that we were loosing him to the Virginia State Police, but I knew what kind of person they were gaining. Dan's loss is a serious loss to that of Virginia law enforcement. Rest in peace friend and fellow officer...

David A. Cox (former deputy)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

Those of us who remember that fateful night will never forget it or you. We find consolation in the fact that you will never suffer again and that we'll see you on the other side. This is a GIANT HUG from all of your friends in Prince Edward. We miss you.

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