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

"We call that person who has lost his father,
an orphan;
and a widower that man who
has lost a wife.
But that man who has known the immense
unhappiness of losing a friend,
by what name do we call him?
Here every language is silent and holds its peace
in impotence."
-Joseph Roux

We miss you, Ed.


God Speed Deputy. You have served well and your family and co-workers can be proud.

K. Rose
Lehi PD

As an officer from a neighboring agency it has been my pleasure to work with officer Ed Dare. Many times I have looked over my shoulder to see Ed, after requesting back up. I always knew Ed was there to watch out for me. I have also witnessed many children talk with Ed and saw how quickly and freely they spoke with him. Indeed Deputy Dare was a true hero to these children. The citizens of Iron County can never repay Ed for his great service. All we can do is say Thank You Ed. We will miss you.

Deputy Brad Benson
Brian Head, DPS

I was saddened to come into work yesterday and find the fax from the Iron Co. Sheriff's Office regarding the duty related death of Deputy Dare. My thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Dare's family and friends. Thank you Deputy Edward Dare for your service, and may you rest in peace.

Tracy Braithwaite
Sanpete County Sheriff's Office

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Dare. I am sorry for your loss and I pray that God will give you strength to continue on. Deputy Sheriff Dare will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Deputy Sheriff in Training Jeri Kirkland
Arlington County Sheriff's Office

I am the wife of Iron County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Brown.


I'm so grateful that you stood by us at the ICSO get-together last week. It was fun to have dinner by you. My little Skyler looked up to you so much. (But then, I guess everybody did -- after all you were pretty dang tall!). I loved so much to see you with your delightful wife, Cindy. I want to thank you for the way you seemed to love her and have fun just being in her presence. I know Doug will miss you and I feel warmed by the brotherhood I'm seeing in our organization, in our town, in our country today. Everybody expresses it differently . . . all of us feel it and hurts.

God bless you and those who loved you.

Donna Brown
Iron County Sheriff's Office, Utah

My sincere condolences to family and friends of Deputy Dare.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

...taken as he was en route to assist fellow officers. Rest in peace Deputy Dare. Your family and fellow officers are in my thoughts & prayers.

Officer Kevin Turley
Jacksonville Police Department (Alabama)

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to see another hero gone. My prayers are with you.

Sami Thomson
Surviving niece of Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Dare... my deepest sympathy for your loss. We all share your pain. May God bless and comfort you.

Jamie Johnson, surviving sister of
Officer Jon Cook
San Francisco Police Department

God bless and rest in peace Deputy Dare.

A Brother in Blue

Corning PD, NY

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Dare and his family. Another good man lost. Do me a favor Mr. Dare and give my brother a hug from me. You are in good company now. God Speed!

Z Adams

Rest in peace, Deputy Dare! You are on a higher watch now. May God comfort those you leave behind.

To the wife and mother of Deputy Dare my heart and prayers go out to you. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Deputy Dare is now in a safer place watching over us all, peace be with you Deputy Dare.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

Deb Azure

God Bless Deputy Dare and his family.

Ofc. Scott Sparks
Chesterfield County Police, VA

God Bless You, your Family and America !!!

Sgt Matt Mumford # 2434
Maryland State Police

I check this website almost daily and with sadness I read the story of another hero loosing his or her life. God has a special place in his heaven for police officers, for they truly are the children of God. Rest in Peace.

CSO Jesse Zilge
Newport PD

May god bless your Family and Department. Thank you for your sacrifice and your service to the State of Utah, and Iron County. I did not know you, but you are a brother, and I will not forget you. It takes good honest people to be in the Law Enforcement profession and from what I have heard about you, you excelled in your duties. Your life was taken in the service of others, we owe you a debt that can never be paid.

Detective Sean Ferrell
Lehi, Utah

Godspeed, Deputy. My thoughts are with your family and friends.

Today I lost my friend,
my buddy,
my partner.
I will miss the fun we had,
and the trouble we got into
for having the fun.
Good luck playing God's Golf Course,
I'll miss you Ed.
God Speed my brother.

Deputy Ross Drishinski
Iron County Sheriff's Office

God bless those left behind. Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates
concerned citizen

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Edward Norman Dare's wife, mother, family, friends and co-workers. You will never be alone, your law enforcement family will always be with you. Miles may separate us, but love knows no bounds. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

I have worked with Ed Dare for 5 years, Ed was the first one to jump and respond to a person in need, Ed was a kind and friendly person who always talked of his wife Cindy with a kind word. Ed never let the little things in life bother him and kept a smile for all to see.
Ed, I will miss you buddy, you have been a hero to me.

Happy trails my friend.

Corporal John Martineau ICSO

Corporal John Martineau
Iron County Sheriff Department

Thank you for protecting the streets of earth. You have been called to protect the streets of gold. Rest in peace my brother in blue.



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