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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

"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
Sergeant
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

"Big Ed"
Even though it has been four years my kids still remember you and make me drive past the scene often. You made a huge difference in my life and it was a privlege to work with you.

Chief Lloyd Watkins
LaVerkin Police Dept.

November 23, 2006

Ed,

It seems like just yesterday that I attended your funeral. I'm glad I had the chance to meet you, have a Coke, and shoot the bull every now and then with you at the New Harmony exit store. I miss working in Washington Co. and southern Utah, mainly because of the great people I met and worked with while there, you being one of them.

UHP 245
Logan, Utah

Bart Rindlisbacher
UHP

November 19, 2006

Ed,

I did not know you too well but often think of you. I never believed I would see a fellow officer die in the line of duty. Being one of the first officers on scene will forever be imprinted on my mind. I will never forget you or your willingness to help another officer from a neighboring agency. Thank you for trying to help that morning. Working for CCPD gave us the opportunity to meet from time to time. Most of the time you backed us up without being dispatched. You were always sincere and honest. God bless you Ed - rest in peace.

anonymous

September 26, 2006

I cannot belive it has been almost 4 years. Some times it seems like yesterday. miss ya a lot. two clicks to you. Love ya man

Cpt. Allred
ICSO

September 22, 2006

He may have fallen, but he is NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 16, 2006

I rememberEddie from Mark Keppel High School..We were in the high school band together. We lived in the same neighboorhood and hung around at times. He was a good friend and we are sorry to learn of his passing. Our best wishes to his family. John Hurt

John Hurt
Knew Eddie in High School

July 28, 2006

A tragedy that affected many, you were loved by those around you. Go now, and help others in the next life.

Michael Standlee
Security Gaurd/ officer in training

June 13, 2006


"Special Ed"

Talked to your wife the other day,strictly business, funny,how can somebody go through this hell together and not talk about it? nobody seemed to want to rip the bandage off. It is an anniversary of sorts today, 3 years since that terrible day. In a way, time stopped for both of us. The nightmares aren't as frequent now and "they" say it's time to "let it go" I am trying. I will never forget you, nor will I ever stop wondering.......what if?

Love Ya Man!

DUDE

David "Dude" Benson Former ICSO Sheriff
Former ICSO Sheriff

September 23, 2005

Ed I miss you still and think of you often. Wish I had you for advise now. Love ya man

SFC G. Bret Allred
B/Btry 2/222 FA Ar-Ramadi Iraq

September 21, 2005

Special Ed;

Not a day passes that I don't think of you. I drive past "the spot" most days. Not many nights go by without "the
nightmare" I will always wonder what I could have done to change it. Nobody but you and me know how it really affected us. I am sorry my brother.

Dude.

David W. "Dude" Benson
ICSO (former Sheriff)

June 10, 2005

Hi Eddie. I thought about you and was missing you a little. You are still in my thoughts and my heart. I think of you often and a smile comes to my face. God be with you...til' we meet again.

Sgt Darin Adams
Cedar City Police Department

April 13, 2005

I still miss you and will miss you forever!!

February 2, 2005

Eddie,
It has been over two years since your passing and I can seriously say that I am wanting to follow in the footsteps of other officers and in yours. I am trying to see if I can become a fellow "Brother in Blue." Being in a federal position has given me much experience and hope for going into Law Enforcement. Eddie, hope never faileth. May you be forever remembered by all who came in contact with you. Love Always Brother.

Jeremy David Young
T.S.S. DHS/TSA

Transportation Security Screener Jeremy
Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration

December 4, 2004

It has been two years with out you around to give me a hard time. I do miss you and your friendship I have a double click for you. love ya man

Cpt. Allred
ICSO

September 27, 2004

It has been over a year sense your passing. You always said to take life one day at a time. Your demeanor and happiness has been greatly missed. Life has defiantly not been the same without you. Things at the office are not the same without you either. I learned more from you than you know, even though you said I was the teacher. Your passing has left a big hole in my heart. I know my heart will heal, but there will be no one which will fill the void you left. Watch over us, as we need your help. Hope heaves greens are the best you have ever played on. God speed

Anonymous

December 19, 2003

I miss you alot. Boy how I wish you I could get some help from you now. Love you man with a click

Sgt. Allred
Iron County Sheriff

November 26, 2003

It is now a year since you've been gone and I think about you everyday. I miss you buddy.

September 25, 2003

With every passing day I realize how much I miss you. Here's a double click just for you buddy.
Thanks for being my friend.
I will never forget you.

Iron County Sheriff Deputy
Iron County S.O.

I am Officer Doug Browns proud daughter.

Ed,
I didn't know you very well but you were deffinetley an inspiration. Many people are greiving from your loss and how I find most helpful to mourn is to write;

You're gone now and we'll remorse,
but somehow we'll get through.
I don't doubt it'll be hard,
I'm sorry you were dealt the wrong card.
I know it was hard to leave you life
not to mention your beautiful wife.

You were a hero,
We won't forget how you helped us all.
You were a hero,
standing proud and standing tall!
You didn't need a crowd to be extraordinary,
without one you were happy and marry.
Always know you were a HERO!


Thank you Ed for being a great contribution to the Iron County Sherriffs office. I know my dad looks up to and my little brother......... And I do too. I am proud to be a family member of an employee of the Iron County Sherrifs Office. They are a great team! They are all like family, and your death has made me realize that I want to be a part of that. When I graduate from Canyon View High School I am going to go to San Fransisco University and study criminal justice and eventually go through the police academy. Thank you so much for inspiring me. THANK YOU ED! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!

London Brown-Future Police Officer
Iron County Sherrifs Office

We miss you more with each passing day. Your cheerful disposition is greatly needed. Hopefully, you're watching over all of us & will help us get through this tough time!

We miss you more with each passing day. Your cheerful disposition is greatly needed. Hopefully, you're watching over all of us & will help us get through this tough time!

Anonymous

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