Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daryle Wayne Black

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Daryle Wayne Black

You are another year older!!! July 31st!!! Give Mom a hug!!!I did a couple of things to celebrate you today!!!!
Happy Birthday in heaven Daryle!! Forever loved and missed!!

Karen Black

July 31, 2021

Semper Fi

Lance corporal

July 4, 2021

Still remember you the first time I met you in the downtown briefing room, your a good man. Although I was never a close friend I remember what a great guy you were.

DWM 9520

June 3, 2021

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 30, 2021

Still thinking of you Big D, last time I left a reflection was 2017. But you are on my mind almost daily. Thank You for everything. Thank You also Ricky for getting you guys off the X.

R.T. Hunter

April 24, 2021

Thank you for your sacrifice and selfless service to our country and our community, thanks to your family that had to endure your departure but supported you through your career goals. Thanks to all the peace officers who everyday go out with the purpose of protecting the public. God bless you all.

Jaime Ramirez
Community member

October 19, 2020

Thinking of you my friend and Marine brother. I will never come to terms with what happened. You will forever be in our hearts. Semper fi, Jarhead. We will meet up again.

Sgt. M. Valencia
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

October 5, 2020


Shaun Lally

April 30, 2020

Officer Black, on today the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2020

Daryle... 20 years man... and not a day goes by that I don’t think of your kindness, patience, and dedication to those around you! I can remember long phone calls asking you for advice and picking your brain about life. You never turned down a phone call or led on that you were too busy to chat. From the ride alongs you gave me to the support you provided me starting the academy.

Life doesn’t always end up the way it should, but I will always be thankful for you and every aspect of your friendship. You are an original, unable to duplicate and now an angel watching over us.

Daryle every year on this day I reflect on your legacy and it never fails to make me smile. One day we will see each other again and I look forward to that reunion! Your memory will never fade and I promise that I will celebrate you as long as God gives me a breath to breathe.


April 29, 2020

Miss you Daryle

Karen Black
Baby sister

April 17, 2020


I remember our time at the Central Jail as Orange County Deputies. You were always a very imposing figure due to your size and stature. Rest east, my friend.

Sgt Al Sevilla, retired
Orange County Sheriffs Department Station 18

October 28, 2019

The first time I met you Daryle, I was on a ride-along with two friends of mine I grew up with in the Wrigley who were partnered and in the gang unit. They backed you and your FTO up at a flea bag motel 1020 block of E. 7th street. You two pulled over a car with bad tags, two semi bad guys and a bad girl (alleged working girl). After your team towed the car and everybody was sent to go 'Kick Rocks!' your FTO said, You and I talked.

My two childhood friends who I rode along with were commiserating about some internal cop stuff with your FTO and you and I got to know one another. I told you I was 'thinking' about applying to to Ca PD ( I was home on leave from the Army) and that I attended 9th grade at the Catholic HS down the street (St Anthony) and hated it! I told you I hated private school ( I attended Catholic elementary and middle school). I also told you I wanted to attend HS at Poly with my two childhood friends I rode with and i got myself kicked out of St Anthony on purpose. You chuckled and said "your parents must've been disappointed." I said "And then some!" That's when you told me you were a former Marine and OCSD lateral, You wanted to work the street and you said If I didn't want to work in a jail for a few years I should go PD after the Army.

My two friends and I left and I said," what's the chance of Daryle making it to your PD?" One of the two latereled from LASD three years prior and he said "Daryle is good people, he's smart, he's on point and he'll make it, hell he'll be our boss one day." That was a big impression on me.

The second time I met you was in 1997. You were in the Gang unit, I don't remember who you were partnered with you I was with the same two friends. We were at Super Mex on Atlantic. I remember when You saw me and you gave me a great handshake and a hug. You asked if I was applying, I told you I was staying in the Army. I was now with a unit that was going to be awesome and I was travelling all over. Then you and I talked as my two pals talked with your partner. When we all left after a great meal one of my pals said "Daryle's gonna be chief one day, at least a commander.. He's the criminal whisperer and the citizens love him." That made an impression on me. Really did. That was the last time I saw you and I remember that smile and you told me to be safe out in the world.

I was in Nigeria helping train their troops in April 2000 when your final 'end of watch' happened... I didn't know, until two weeks after, I received a letter from my mom and my two friends sent a note with my Mom's letter telling me you had passed. My friends note said "we lost a good one bro." I remember thinking, the world lost a good man... Over the years in the army (11B 1985-2009 18C retired) I have lost many friends mostly fellow soldiers. Especially in the years after your death. Our country at war, as you know Daryle, I know loss. It's a stab in the heart to lose someone. I know we had two meetings but I felt that I really knew who you were. What you were about... What you were trying to do... I read what ex cons and some 'sorta bad' people had to say about you here. Your fellow officers and classmates and Marines... You're devoted family... How they remembered you. I was not wrong in my assumption..

This is the first time I have written on this memorial about you but over the years. I am so proud and appreciative in meeting you. I understand your humanity Daryle.

I married for the first time 7 years ago Daryle. I have two twin daughters and I took them last week to your park when I was visiting my mom and sister in the Wrigley. My two five year- olds asked their 52 year old dad, "Who is this big policeman Papa?" I said "that's a great man who the people in your dad's hometown loved and respected." I said "their uncle's (the two gang detectives who introduced me to you) fellow officer and friend/brother. My friend." Over the years, I visit your park and leave flowers and say hello. Sit on the bench and drink my coffee and just appreciate knowing you.

I live in Tucson now, My wife is employed at the U of A Medical Center and I'm officially retired and a house dad/hubby. I drink my coffee in the AM in the garage and when I see the picture of my two baby girls sitting on your bench with their arms around one another and you. I smile and I am so glad to have known you.
RIP Daryle and I'll see you when I see you 'Battle'.

A former Wrigley resident

August 5, 2019

I still think of Daryle quite often. I only knew him a short while when we went to college together. I posted back a few years ago and as I read the reflections I can't help but cry some. I read Karen's words to her brother and it breaks my heart all over again. I can still see Daryle carrying his jug of water everywhere he went and hearing him tell people about why his speech was a little off because he broke his jaw, I think wrestling. Anyways, it always hurts me when the good people are lost. This was such a good man. He knew what he was facing too. He knew the gangs were after him but he did it anyways. That is bravery and courage at it's finest.

DannyV E-4 USN,
College classmate

May 14, 2019

Dear Karen and family of wonderful wonderful human Angel , Daryle!! When he was an officer he and another protected / watched over me.. from wrath of a homophobic, A racist , meth dealer..

It was a very scary time for me. Life-threatening .... I was at Daryels memorial..I wore a navy blue sport jacket. I taped it takes nine on my back acknowledging Darryl and what he did for just little old me

His BIG LOVE is felt strongly in my hear,,, treasured

Citizen / just a person living my life

April 25, 2019

Really missing you Daryle. ❤

Karen Black
Baby sister

April 18, 2019

Merry Christmas ( in heaven) Daryle. I still miss you. I miss your phone calls to say Merry Christmas to Mom. You and her have been celebrating the past couple years together in heaven. Give her a BIG hug for me and Jason.
This year has been emotionally rough for me, at times it feels like it was yesterday or today.
Love you and miss you. Merry Christmas my little big brother!

Karen Black

December 25, 2018

I was on duty the night Daryle was murdered and arrived at the scene shortly after he was shot. Daryle was a really great guy. He passed away surrounded by a number of his fellow officers who cared about and respected him deeply.

Sgt. Tim Ferrill
Long Beach Police Department 1979-2006

June 23, 2018

A compassionate human and a man I respected immensely. God bless you, Daryle. Miss you, brother..

Capt. Mark Manley
Costa Mesa PD

April 30, 2018

Protector of the public. Military veteran. Brother in arms. Gentleman. Loyal friend. Forever in our hearts.

Michael Beckman
Long Beach PD (Ret.)

April 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 18th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 30, 2018

Semper Fi Brother. Rest In Peace.

SDS Mark McCormack
NYPD Retired

April 30, 2018

Thank you Daryle for your service and I will be honoring you during my Run Across Michigan in 2018.

Matt Garbarino
Kent County Sheriff's Office

January 15, 2018

I was there that night I was a Reserve Police Officer I will never forget Daryle. He was my hero, he taught me so much I am still devastated by what happened. He was the only one who really took care of Reserve Police Officers. When I was treated terribly by the full time officers he always talked with me and gave me good advice, and put me under his wing. Why did he have to be taken away. It's not fair. God bless you Daryle, I will never forget what you did for me.

Retired Lieutenant

October 30, 2017

Hey Daryle,
I'm writing this on your birthday, July 31st. Happy Birthday! I still miss you everyday.
I've been getting connected with more of your coworkers over the years. I really like it, I see you in them and some of them I seen in you!!! I think it's great!
I'm still drinking a raw egg on your birthday in memory of you, so far none of your friends and coworkers have joined me in doing that. I know, they're a bunch of wussies! Don't worry, you know me.... I've got this!
I know you're having a great birthday in heaven! Give Mom, our sister Kim, Grandmother and Grandfather big hug from Jason and
Love and miss you everyday,

Karen Black

July 31, 2017

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