Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel Stanley MacClary

Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, September 27, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Stanley MacClary

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

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

September 27, 2020

20 years ago today Danny. I can't believe it's been that long. You have NEVER been forgotten. We love you always, and your bright light is missed immensely in this ever darkening world.

Iris Knight Former HPD officer

September 27, 2020

Daniel will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 31, 2019

Rest in peace Officer MacClary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 21, 2019

Just looking back on my career and remembered you brother. Seems more and more have been taken away . It’s hard to believe that’ so much time has slipped away. Luv ya man.

Melvin McLerran
Lieutenant (retired)
Portland police dept Tn

Lt Mel Mclerran retired
Portland Pd

May 31, 2019

being a lady tow truck driver some officers didnt take well to that,not you danny .you thought i was pretty awesome and you my dear changed the way i felt about the police after the murder of my brother, i thought they were all evil.you never looked down at me for being a dirty old wrecker driver you were my friend and i loved you .you reminded me so much of my brother ,just like him you were too good for this evil world .i think of you often and pray for your wife and children ,always in my heart !!!

tammi,hendersonville wrecker

May 17, 2016

I went to the Hendersonville Memoral Park knowing that it has been 15yrs since your untimely death. Many may have forgotten you but I assure you I have not. Rest in peace and God Bless Herbert Nixon Hendersonville Tn

Herbert Nixon
fellow citizien

January 9, 2016

It was 15 years ago today when we got that awful phone call. We miss you we miss your laughter, we miss your crazy personality.
We just miss everything.
We love you. RIP baby brother

Robin Branham
Sister

September 27, 2015

Some days I still miss you so much. I still ask WHY....
I miss you Danny.

Robin Branham
Big sister

November 23, 2014

14 years, sure doesn't seem that long. You should be here complaining about how it sucks getting old like the rest of us. Been able to reconnect with old friends, Murf, & Malach. Wish you were still here making us all laugh. Miss you buddy.

Iris Knight
former HPD Ida54

September 27, 2014

Only with heartfelt regrets to all the family.

Dawn Cash-MacClary
Ex-wife

June 25, 2014

Thirteen years ago today Danny. There is not a September 27th that I don't reflect on your passing.

I was in FTO with Corporal Nicholson and was the first to see you. Wish we could have done more.

You are never forgotten and your sacrifice is felt by all. God bless your family and the men and women who still wear the badge and patrol. I myself no longer do.

Former HPD Officer Keith Poynter

September 27, 2013

It's been 12 yrs today brother and you are still missed and loved by so many,you left a lasting impression on each person who's life you touched.I will be by later to see you.Love you always a brother in blue.

Chris Litton

September 27, 2012

Mac, well 11 years have gone by now. I still can't forgive myself for not pushing you harder to get off the bike and back into a patrol car with Abby on the way. Or for telling you I was to busy to talk to you the night before you were killed. I alway wonder how things would have been different if you didn't have to wait for me to get done at Lowes, before we could meet at the shop for our morning coffee and you could have told me or asked me what ever it was you wanted or needed the night before. Danny if I only had it to do again. I can't help feeling that I could have made the difference between you living or dying. Would The girls have their dad? would Debbie still have her husband? Would Molly still have her son? I guess that I am going to have to wait till I am with you to say how sorry I am my friend.

Steve

No rank

October 1, 2011

10 years today brother.Still miss you.Tou will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

September 27, 2010

10 years ago today brother,i miss your smile still.You will not be forgotten.Chris

Anonymous

September 27, 2010

It's been 10 years since I had to answer the dispatch phone and read that awful press release to one of the media outlets. It still feels like a punch in the chest thinking about it. We miss you brother.

Anonymous

September 27, 2010

9yrs ago today Danny.Today would have made it 13yrs on the job for the both of us and while you are not here,you are never far from our hearts.As i pass your picture outside of the roll call room i occasionally give it a wink and smile at the thought of how fun you made this job and it makes each day without you a little easier.Your memory will never be lost. Officer Chris Litton H.P.D

Anonymous

September 27, 2009

Danny,
Not a day passes that I dont miss you. I stop by your grave often and sit with my girls and tell them stories about you and the fun we used to have at HPD. Your memory will never be forgotten and you will always hold a special place in my heart. It has been eight years and it just does not seem like eight years could go by without you here. I miss you!!

C.S. Darlene Tope
Vanderbilt Police Department

October 12, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

June 5, 2008

DANNY, YOU WERE LIKE AN OLDER BROTHER TO ME, PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU WERE JUST LIKE MY OLDER BROTHER AND SHARE HIS NAME. WORKING WITH YOU WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME, I LEARNED ALOT FROM YOU AND I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT. I REMEMBER THE CONVERSATION WE WERE HAVING JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE YOU LEFT US. YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNEW WHEN IT WAS GOING TO BE YOUR TIME TO GO. WELL THAT IS WHAT YOU DID, YOU LIVED EVERY MINUTE LIKE IT WAS THE LAST ONE. I THINK OF YOU OFTEN, I HAVE YOUR BASEBALL CARD ON MY DASH IN MY PATROL CAR AND THAT REMINDS ME TO BE SAFE. THANK YOU.


NC

March 28, 2008

DANNY WAS MY FATHERS BROTHERS SON...SON OF ROBERT AND MOLLIE MACCLARY, I ONLY KNEW DANNY AS A VERY YOUNG BOY WE CALLED HIM THE HAIR TREE.. HE HAD SUCH WILD HAIR AS A LITTLE BABY, MY DAD DAVID SR WAS A SUB SKIPPER.. SO WE MOVED ALL OVER THE STATES AND EVEN SPAIN I MET DANNY A COUPLE TIMES WHEN WE WERE BOTH VERY YOUNG. THE MAIN THING I REMENBER IS THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST LTTLE BOYS I EVER MET. MANY YEARS PASSED AND WE LOST THEM. GOD BLESS HIS SERVICE AND BRAVERY TO THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE

NO RANKS HERE MY NAME IS DAVID BROWER M
NO AGENCY DANNY WAS MY COUSIN

January 30, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

January 29, 2008

Just wanted you to know you are not forgotten. I still tell the story of that boat trip we took to Cherokee Steak house and coming back in the pitch dark! I have so many other stories and I wont forget them or stop telling them! I hope Danielle and Abbey know they are still thought of by your friends at HPD. Miss you!

Communications Officer Lora Boyter
Hendersonville PD

January 10, 2008

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