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

Condolences to the dare family

Carson loveless

April 19, 2024

Hi Ed, Rex and I visited your bronze plaque at the cemetery. We were pleased that you were honored for your sacrifice and will never be forgotten. We also visited the Sheriff's Office in Cedar City where you worked, and your picture was there on the wall. There was also another plaque outside on the wall paying tribute to you. You were loved by many and your memory will live on. We all miss you very much and remember the good times.

Shirley Blankenship

October 12, 2023

I will miss Edward as I have been for the rest of my life. I was always hoping I would see him again one day but not like this. I knew Edward in Las Vegas, NV, when he was a singer in the lounge at the Landmark Hotel,an excellent one .I was a 15 year old kid when I met him. Might I add, one who was always in trouble, no self esteem whatsoever. Whenever I would say I can't he would always correct it by saying can. I loved being friends with him. He was a positive influence in my life.The best friend I ever had. My parents and Grandparents knew him as well. He changed my whole life just by being my friend.He has and will always be the best and most influential friend of my life and will always be loved and missed by all.I believe he is with us all. In our hearts he will remain forever.

Cheryl A. Van Meter
Friend forever

December 19, 2022

Today makes 20 years since your passing and I miss you very much. I still listen to your songs every day and that brings some comfort. Thank you for all the great memories.

Shirley Blankenship

September 24, 2022

Ed, we are thinking of you today and miss you very much. Your fan and friend, Shirley

Shirley Blankenship

September 24, 2021

Merry Christmas, Ed. We all miss you very much.

Shirley Blankenship

December 25, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing 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 24, 2020

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Ed. I'm listening to a CD from one of your concerts, and it's wonderful hearing your voice. You are missed and loved by your friends and family. We will always remember the good times.

Shirley Blankenship

August 15, 2020

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

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