Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Daniel Robert Starnes

Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, July 10, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Robert Starnes

You are a true warrior sir. Thank you for your courage and the courage of your son. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace

Fellow citizen

October 7, 2023

Your actions that day are beyond the word heroic. God Bless your sons and be with them always on their tours of duty to prevent them from the evil that lurks out there. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

dan is my uncle and i now have a more of an understanding of his death and feel more connected with him

Kristie Brown Lofland
he is my uncle

April 20, 2020

dan is my uncle and i now have a more of an understanding of his death and feel more connected with him

Kristie Brown Lofland
he is my uncle

April 20, 2020

Janice, Ryan, Dustin; Dan was extremely well thought of & a mentor to many people. There is several times that I think of him. You should all be proud. He will never be forgotten & I still remember where I was when I found out. I was just thinking here recently of the day that it happened.

Justin Birchfield
Former 911 dispatcher Morgan County

June 15, 2018

Dan was a GREAT man and came from a GREAT family! He has two awesome sons who are both proud ISP-LEOs.
Prayers for his widow Janice, and sons, and grandchildren!
Dan would be Proud!
55-22, RIP

Barry Ferguson
Family friend

June 14, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 31, 2017


Thinking of you as always - this evening is no different. You are loved, missed and remembered. Thoughts and memories are near by as always ~

Love always,
Your wife, Janice

November 1, 2015

Its sad that he passed away. He served and protected his family and people. Its crazy that he died up here in the city where i came from.

Austin G.
Gucci Citizen
Nov.1 2015

216 Austin G.
gucci citizen

November 1, 2015

It's saddening to see this man pass. Sgt. Daniel Robert Starnes is a hero who died protected his family, and we are all saddened by his passing.

Jason F.
grateful citizen

October 28, 2015

Sgt Daniel Robert STARNES ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and your Families, both Red and Blue - and Thank God for this memorial website -

grateful citizen

August 8, 2015

R.I.P. Sgt. Starnes, reading your story and your reflections shows that you were a great man, officer, husband and father. What a great family and wife you have Sgt. Starnes. Your heroism will never be forgotten.

Steve Van Slyke, retired officer
El Cajon Police Department

July 10, 2015

A lesser man would have given up. You were a sheepdog right up until the end, protecting your son even though you were mortally wounded.

As a father and a police officer myself, you are a example of what each and every father or police officer should strive to be.

Tony, police officer

February 26, 2015

Dan, You are remembered, your are loved and you are never forgotten. You were more than an excellent police officer, you were a great man, husband, dad, and son. As my brother Randy often reminds me, he loved you as a brother in law and asked that we always remember that you were a great brother in law to him. We all miss you.

As we await a decision in the next step of the court system, you are dear and close to my heart. Always in my soul. Loved, missed, and remembered.

Love you,

July 15, 2014

Reflections of you
Are in so many places
We see in her eyes
Hear you in her words
Your sons faces reflect yours
We hear you in their voices
We see your sparkling eyes
Your comedic personality
In the little ones too
We see reflections of you

Love you, miss you much!!
Your Shelly Belly :)


March 10, 2014

Our family misses you Dan. You, Fluke, dad and Uncle Jr are all playing cards.

brenda mount

February 17, 2014

Dan, We are await for another court date, this time with the 7th Circuit Court, your on my mind. Thinking of you as I always do. Today is no different. I love you today like I loved you yesterday and will love you tomorrow. You are missed each and every day... each and every day..

Janice Marie

February 17, 2014

Dan-your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I think about you often. We had some good laughs together. You raised good boys and taught them right. Dustin stopped by mom's house not long ago because something didn't look right and wanted to check on her. Her car was in the barn and the door was open. I am glad to know that he is in the neighborhood. I know that you are watching down on all of us. You are a true hero and I am so proud to say that you were my friend! Rest easy my friend, we got this!

Officer L (Naugle) Callihan
Indiana Department of Correction

June 3, 2013

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Starnes. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

I remember speaking with you in the hospital like it was yesterday. RIP are not forgotten.

Deputy Chief Bart Hoffman

September 4, 2012

I never met you personally, but my dad and other people at the Department talk about how good of a person you were. I remember placing flowers on your gravesite when I was younger with my dad.

Officer Christian A. Kelley
Morgan County Jail

December 19, 2011

Rest Sir.....We have the watch from here!

The Dept
Calvert Co Sheriffs Office, MD

July 10, 2011

10 Years ago today our lives were changed forever when you and Ryan were shot. I can't believe it's been 10 years, yet it seems longer at times....decades away from when I saw you last..

Dan your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You served with pride for your community, and for the sheriff's department. Above that, you were a wonderful family man - a near perfect husband and dad - I will love you always. You - the man you were - will never be forgotten. You were more than a police officer, much more. You were my husband for 25 1/2 years and a dad to our sons. You will always be remembered for the family man you were, and by your fellow officers and community for the officer you were.

You will be loved and remembered always.


June 14, 2011

I recently met your wife at a training class where she shared her story as a survivor. She is one of the most bravest and strongest persons I've ever had the privilege of meeting. I'm sure she and your sons make you very proud as they continue your fight. After hearing her story and speaking with her personally I felt compelled to leave this reflection.

You are a warrior and hero and I thank you for your sacrifice.

Ofc. J.P. Furman
Schererville PD 191 (Former Gary PD 1462)

March 21, 2011

It's Thanksgiving Day. I love you today and will love you forever. Memories are fond, never fading. Always in my soul.

Love, Janice

November 25, 2010

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