Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Edward Norman Dare

Iron County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edward Norman Dare

Today marks the 17th anniversary of your passing. The many fond memories you left with each of us will live on in our hearts and thoughts. You are missed very much and may you rest in peace. Till we meet again dear friend. Shirley

Shirley Blankenship

September 24, 2019

Happy Birthday, Ed. A few weeks ago, we were shocked and very sad to learn that you had passed away 17 years ago. It didn't seem possible. We met in February 1971 and a very special friendship began. God brought you into my life through some difficult years, and I'm thankful for that. Your music and beautiful songs that you sang were a big comfort. We drove to Las Vegas to watch you perform and were very proud of you. You mentioned that you had a son but was not in contact with him, as you thought it would be confusing for him. Thank you for being there for me and for bringing enjoyment to many others with your extraordinary talent and music. We will continue to miss you and love you. Till we meet again . . . Shirley B.

Shirley Blankenship

August 15, 2019

Ed was a great deputy and friend. I often think of how he treated people, he was fair in all he did.

WP Curly Syndergaard

February 17, 2019

Wild Rose Assistance Dogs would like to name a future assistance dog after Dare. We are hoping his family will contact us at [email protected]

Head Trainer
Wild Rose Assistance Dog

December 25, 2018

Eddie, I think of you often. Miss our golfing days and your wonderful sense of humor. Between you & Bill, with the hoots, raspberries, & wolf whistles, it's a wonder any of us ever made a tee shot. We probably hit more birds & prarie dogs than any other golfers out there. You said you'd never let me forget the time I was so enthusiastic about doing donuts over your ball that I spilled out of the golf cart, and you were right. There's no way I'll ever forget it because it brought you so much joy. You were so easy to laugh with. You were a loyal friend, a loving husband to Cindy, and beneath the jovial exterior beat a big, tender heart. Miss hearing the brief whoop-whoop of your siren when you'd stop by after a tough day on the job and I can't see a chicken without remembering how much you loved your little pet, even allowing her to live in the house. Every time I climb a step stool in my house and reach for something up high, I think how I'd have to remember to dust the top of the fridge and keep all the light fixtures clean when you were expected. Funny how the little things become so important to those who mourn lost friends. You always avoided the issue of God and faith, but were drawn to others who believed. Since my sweetheart followed you to the pearly gates back in 2009, I like to think of you two buddies together up there, having a good laugh and getting into mischief. After all, God's got to appreciate a good sense of humor, too, doesn't he? Love you, big guy!

Caryn Ann Wilhelm

May 12, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 2, 2015

Today I pause to remember the good times, the funny times and the well not so good. Its been a wild ride over the past 12 years. I know you have been there to help us all through. Till we meet again...

Lt. Del Schlosser
Iron County Sheriff's Office

September 24, 2014

Eddie, You were a friend, a confidant, and loved by everyone in the county or that you came into contact with. You are sorely missed by all, especially all of the children from the schools within the county. Was my pleasure to serve with you when we were in the Iron County Sheriff SAR!

Sgt. Nathan Jeffery-AASC-Northern Nevada Command

January 4, 2012

I was thinking of you today and can't believe it has been so long since that dreadful day. I still remember getting the page for the accident and responding to on the ambulance. This is something that I think of often and will never forget. You are a great man and I will always remember your smiling face and great example. You always helped out and you were always joking around. Rest in Peace brother.

Sgt. Kaleb Allred
Sahuarita Police AZ (Former ICAS)

November 18, 2011


Today marks 9 years from that fateful day. I can not believe it has been that long. We all miss you and the great times we all had together.


Sgt Del Schlosser
Iron County SO / Friend

September 24, 2011

dude was the nicest men I have ever known. I would stand by him no matter what.

keith parke

July 29, 2010

It's been a while since I wrote here but still visit this site often and think about you all the time. Your youngest grand daughter is about a year and a half now. 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson is the score now. Someday, when they are old enough to understand, I'll bring them up to visit the memorial and pay my respects in person. Until then. Darin.


July 21, 2010

Its hard to believe that time passes so fast. It seems like just yesterday when we got that dreaded call about your accident. Not a day goes by that I dont look out in the lobby and see your memorial they have done for you out there and think of all the good times. I had only been a dispatcher for a short time when it happened but that day will forever impact my career for the better. We miss you buddy and will always remember the good times...

Zach Garfield
Cedar Dispatch / Utah Dept of Public Safety

April 30, 2010

On this the seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Dare. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Edward gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 24, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


September 25, 2009

Everyday I go out I think of you and how you cared for those you worked with and were always there. Thanks for all your help and friendship. I'm sure the guys up here wonder what the double clicks are coming from on here, but I know your hearing them. Miss ya buddy.

Ross Drishinski
Pondera Co. S.O.

August 10, 2009

Dad: I wish I would have been able to get to know you better. Mom says I remind her of you. Says she can't put it into words but says they're all good things. You never met them but you have 5 grand daughters and a grandson. I pull out your record and read the note you wrote me often. I'll come visit the momorial someday soon. Darin.


May 26, 2009

Wow it has been a long time buddy, where has the time gone.
I don't think of your death much, I do think of the good times we had and the late night phone calls at 0200 - 0400 when you had a questions that could not wait until morning.
You were a good Deputy Ed.

Thanks for the friendship buddy.

Chief Deputy John Martineau
Daggett County Sheriff's Department

February 14, 2009

You are not forgotten by those who love you.


January 10, 2009

It’s been over six years and it still seems like yesterday we were talking and having a good time. The department has grown and changed is many ways. Your wife is such a strong lady and I know she missing you too. She and I laugh all the time about the things we did at the academy and all the other times we had together with you. We dedicated a new Law Enforcement Memorial at the Utah State Capital this year, what a delight it was to be part of that for you. You were and are still a good friend and I know you help protect us all. We will see you later.

Sgt. Del Schlosser

November 23, 2008

Eddie you were such a nice friend to me and my family. Now you are in heaven with Wayne and I can only hope you two are playing some great music your in great company. Mom wondered why the emails had stopped. I enjoyed your music and your friendship. Thank you for our first great dane. I think ultimately you went out of this world doing what you loved most. I will never forget you. God bless.

Zara Watson aka Darla Hernandez

June 8, 2008

I have great memories of the white horn.His stories when he was in the Navy(missles of October) His love of Great Danes and fast cars.
His great singing voice. He was a talented entertainer. I had heard he was in law enforcement and I was looking forward to reconnect, but my search sadly brings me here. Eddie god called you home for a reason. You will be missed by all for now until later man.

Robert Hernandez

June 5, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

My friend I have thought of you almost every day since you've passed. Through trials in my life and blessings I think of you and your friendship, and how it was unconditional. Double click for you buddy. Miss ya.

Ross Drishinski
Pondera Co.

January 15, 2008

Thinking of you. you are the man. Two clicks Love ya man.

Cpt. Allred
Iron County S.O.

November 30, 2007

Its hard to believe it has been 5 years and one Star. I can still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was just starting my dispatch career. I can still see your face walking into the lobby at the office making a face at us in the early morning hours and coming in to ask us if we wanted some donuts. I will never forget those great times my friend. May you watch over all of us always. Thanks Ed, rest easy my friend.

Zach Garfield, Supervisor
Cedar Dispatch / Utah Dept of Public Safety

October 10, 2007

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