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Acting Chief Daniel Carrol Dalley

Fruita Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, June 4, 2001

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Reflections for Acting Chief Daniel Carrol Dalley

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

June 4, 2020

Rest in peace Acting Chief Dalley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 24, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 4, 2015

You have never been forgotten. The City of Fruita lost a good cop that day. You are missed.

Deputy Gary Pauls
Mesa County Sheriff's Office

May 16, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 16, 2012

Aunt Jenny just posted a video that News 11 did about you and Uncle Bob spoke about you. They showed footage from the accident (which I could have gone the rest of my life without ever seeing) and the funeral (which is still all too fresh in my mind) and while those bring back tears of sadness, I get down my baby book and I get out my Fruita Police Badge and bring back smiles from all the happy memories with you. As I've grown and reflected on your tragic passing, I just wanted to come let you know that not a day goes by that we don't stop to remember you and tell you how much we all love and miss you.


May 16, 2012

Rest in Peace, Acting Chief Dalley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Acting Chief Dalley - I stood in the State Assembly chamber when your name was one of almost 250 others read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Fruita and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 29, 2010

Just remembering you today! We will never forget. It has been many long years and our hearts still ache with your loss. We miss you!

Cybill and the boys

June 2, 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 9, 2007

Wishing you were here to celebrate your birthday.
Miss you

Ronda Martin

December 4, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 4, 2007

So sad but your little son will always know just how important he was to you.G-d Bless.

June 4, 2007

Dear Chief Dalley,

I pray that Almighty God will comfort your wife and your sons. They, especially your sons, as they grow and mature ... they will know that their Dad was a remarkable man, tremendous Policeman & Chief and that their Dad IS a hero. May they live full, rewarding lives ... BUT ... then, when their lives on earth are over, they will join you in Heaven for eternity.

Thank you for your service ... I promise you, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Tom Jensen

Thomas Jensen
Father of Det. Jared Scott Jensen. CSPD - EOW 2/22/06

January 18, 2007

I still miss you my friend. Gone, but not forgotten.

Officer John Coughran
Fruita Police Department

October 5, 2006

dan was a freind to me while i lived in fruita, he was a very good cop and a great guy, and is truly missed, god bless.

wes schultz

August 13, 2006

Rest in peace brother. We lost a good one in you.

Edgewater Police Department

January 6, 2006

We always say a family members comes first and this was true with the loss of Dan Dalley. How tragic that he was taken from his family while responding to aid his child.


On behalf of the members of Blue Knights Missouri Chapter VII, we send our sympathies to your family and friends.

Rest in peace, Motorman. You are in good company on God's police force.

BK MO VII Chapter President

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

June 4, 2005

Dan was a good friend while I was in the Junction area. Rest in peace Dan.
Never will be forgotten BLUE ANGEL!

Colorado Firefighter/EMT

August 5, 2004

You led an exemplary life. I'm sure you are missed as much today as
when you departed. May God comfort all those who are still grieving
your passing. Life is difficult at times and the Lord Jesus wants to help
carry our burdens. He gives us many beautiful promises in His Word to
help us through our valleys. I pray you will feel His presence and know
His peace. God bless! You are not forgotten, Dan.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 19, 2003

At God's Speed...

The Armstrong Family
Colorado State Patrol

TO THE WIFE OF THIS FALLEN OFFICER,OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU,we too lost an officer in a motorcyle crash and seeing your loss hurts us to know someone else must feel the pain and emotions we have felt.As i look at my own friends name etched from the wall in D.C.on my wall,i will always remember your tragic loss and keep you in my prayers always....know that you part of a family that will never forget your husband or you


I was given the honor of being Dan's friend and partner. Dan was unlike any person that I have ever been fortunate enough to meet.

Dan was the kind of person that took pride in everything that he did and he was an outstanding police officer and investigator. I never met someone that loved to work a good case like Dan.

I think that Dan's strongest trait was his love for his family. Dan was so proud of his lovely wife and of his four young boys. In working with Dan, I never went a day that I did not hear him talking about them.

Dan will be sorely missed for his work, his friendship and for his companionship. I will never forget him.

Detective Tobey Whitney
Fruita Police Department

Our thought and prayers go to the community of Fruita, the Police Department, the Fire Department and most importantly the Family of Chief Dan.

Although I never met this fine man I came to learn much about him at his funeral and from his friends that I have come to know and love.

Even though the Dalley family has never met us before please know that there are police officers, sheriff's deputies and state patrol officers and their families from across the country that are praying for you and would do anything to help in the years to come.

You will always be in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers.

We will never forget you Chief Dan.

Deputy Jim Creek
Boulder County Sheriff

Dan Dalley was my uncle and it has been an honor to know him for 11 years. Even though 11 yrs. hasn't been enough time, he has left me with a lot of memories. He has been there for anyone who was in need of him and I know he will rest in peace.

Amy Martin

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