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Chief Deputy Sheriff Max Daniels

Avery County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1949

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff Max Daniels

Tonight I was reading a journal of my grandmother's that stated the story above of my great great grandfather Max. Reading these reflections are such a tribute to Max. It is indeed a travesty, however, what a wonderful man he must of been to make such sacrifices. I intend to tell my children of the man he was and the impact he had on the world; Max will not be forgotten.

Rest In Peace

Brooke Trice
Great great granddaughter

March 22, 2020

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

May 16, 2015

Our family deeply appreciates your kind thoughts and reflections. Max was my Grandfather.

Roy Daniels LtCol, Retired
United States Marine Corps

March 22, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and birthplace of my son. 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2009

In memory of a fallen brother and family. May God rest your soul and bless our family.

Ofc. J.T. Daniels
Raleigh Police Dept.

August 30, 2006

Chief Deputy Daniels,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Avery County. It's a travesty of justice that the dirtbag responsible for your death didn't go to prison.



May 16, 2006

Hello Max:

We are working on a monument to all of you at the SO, Zeb and JW for the County. I never knew you but I know some of your family. Your brave career ended long before I was born. You were a brave man, it took a second ambush in a month to kill you, and you fought on for 2 days with a broken neck.

The killer-coward perpretrated this vile act may have evaded earthly justice, but I am confidenmt that St. Michael brought him before God in handcuffs on judgement day.

You are not forgotten. Thanks! You and the other Avery officers can keep Glenn, RL and Ken company up there and show them the ropes. Look out for us.


Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools Avery Dist. SP



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