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

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

While we mourn the tragic passing of our brother in uniform, we are reminded that each act of courage- large or small-is not what makes us Heroes, but makes us all Americans.

With every passing of a Fallen Officer we grow ever stronger with our dedication to serve. Thank you Deputy Dare for your example of our fiber. For we don't know how to say goodbye, we will see you in another day. As we look at the stars at night, we see the reflection of your badge.

God Bless your family & friends

Chief Hooley & Department
Roosevelt City Police Department
Roosevelt, Utah .

Chief Hooley & Department
Roosevelt . Utah

Our prayers are with Ed, his family, friends, and co-workers. Enjoy your tour in Heaven brother...your shift in Hell is through.

Patrolman P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

Ed,
We miss you terribly, but when a friend sent this to us we felt comforted.
DEATH IS NOTHING AT ALL

I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes that we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort,
Without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.

All is well. by: Henry Scott Holland

Cecile Champoux Dare
Sister-in-law (Las Vegas, NV)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers. God bless..

Sgt. Jeff Swenson
Lehi, Utah

I thank God for this officer. He will always remain in the hearts of his brothers and sisters throughout the world.

Lieutenant Kay Taylor
Mobile Alabama Police Department

Eddie,
I think I speak for all of us at Jones Paint and Glass. We will miss you coming in, whether it be just to come and joke around with us there, or to actually get product to make a project of yours move along. Cindy, if you read these, please know that my prayers are with you. We here are saddened of your loss. As a Security Officer myself I know how it is to be in the line of duty. As of yet nothing has happened to me or my fellow officers. However I know that if something were to happen then we would have to cope with a lot of sorrow, but know that life goes on and you have to fulfill your duties. Only hope that each day you do a little better.
Eddie, may you forever be remembered here in Cedar City, UT and Iron County as a whole. May you forever remember us here and remember the good times you had with us here.
May God's blessings be upon Cindy and upon those that Eddie left behind. May we all remember him.

10-42 1W16 Have a nice day

Paint Sales Jeremy David Young
Jones Paint and Glass

Edard Norman Dare;

("Special Ed")

I love you.

I miss ya big guy, thanks for giving us all you had!

Keep watch on us all will you?

DUDE Benson, Iron County Sheriff.


Sheriff
Iron County Sheriff's Office

Ed was the first person to call me and congratulate me when I got hired out of the jail. He was also the first person there the first time I called for back up. That was typical of how he was. He always was there to help anyone in need. When I worked in the jail and all hell was breaking loose Ed always gave me something to smile about. I love you man and I'll always miss having breakfast with you. Morning shifts will never be the same without your stories to get me going.

Deputy Nik Johnson
Iron County Sheriff's Office

What a tribute to such a special person! I truly feel privileged to have had you in my life. I will miss you. Thanks for all of your words of encouragement. I will never forget you.

Mary, Secretary
Iron County Sheriff's Office

Death is given to everyone born. The best we can hope for is not to die in disgrace. Ed Dare served his country, in the Navy, and he gave his life in service to the citizens of Iron County. We should thank God for people like Ed, that are willing to place themselves in harms way, to protect the rest of us. We should also thank God that we live in a country where law enforcement officers are honored as heroes, not feared as enemy of the people, as in police states. Ed Dare lived and died an American Hero.

Robert L. Garnett
Citizen of Iron County

Another fallen brother leaves to recieve his higher calling.
I truly believe God has a special place for cops. Godspeed Deputy Dare and may God be with your wife in her time of sorrow. I know you can be together again someday!

Detective Jerry Womack
Cedar City Police Department

As I am starting my career in Law Enforcement, its hard hearing about officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. May god look over Officer Dare's family and Department. Thank you for your many years of service being a hero.

Utah P.O.S.T. Grad. Bryan Cunningham

Although I haven't seen them much since I switched to working nights, I think of Ed and Cindi and how much fun we had talking about the "No Makeup Club" at the Pizza Factory when they would come in for lunch. She the President, I the Vice, and Ed the supporter of us expressing who we are without passing judgment. Ed was definitely one of my most-favorite-ever patrons at the restaurant. It was nice to wait on a friendly face or two every week. Cindi, I am so sorry. Please come visit us at the PF.

Paige Hendrickson

I did not know Deputy Dare. But I was raised knowing how close you can become in a department. The loss of Deputy Dare is tragic and the support that I have seen is awesome. My heart and prayers go out to the family and local law enforcement who protect me 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Robyn Pete, Cedar City, Utah
Daughter of Tom Tuft of Sandy City Police Department

Robyn Pete
Daughter of Tom Tuft Sandy City Police Dept.

You will be very much missed. I thank you for always watching Bret's back. It has been a comfort to me to know that he has men of your quality working beside him. Your love for your wife was obvious and admirable. Your love of a good joke and easy manner always made those around you feel comfortable and accepted. Thanks again!

Gia
Wife of Sgt. Bret Allred, ICSO

We honor you not because you have died, but for the way you died- in the service of Iron County, this state, and this nation. Your actions exemplify the finest traditions of law enforcement.

We will be in Cedar with heavy hearts.

Steve Hirzel& David Edmunds
Park City Police, Utah

My heart and prayers go out to you and yours, Deputy Dare. I never met you, but I always saw you in our neighborhood. And I was grateful to know that officers like yourself were there to protect me and mine. I felt safe knowing you were there. My heart is heavy these days knowing you are NOT there. It is heavy for your comrades and what they are feeling. But especially for your wife. My God be with her and your Family. May God watch over our other protectors. Keep them safe.

Susan Tuckett
Iron County Citizen

Eddie,
As hard as it is to see you go, I know that the Lord has more important things for you to be doing. You are an insiration to us all and you will always be remembered in our hearts.
Thanks for your Friendship Ed!


J Thomas
Cedar City Police Department

Another morning has approached as I think of my officer again.
One of the many officers that swore to serve and to protect,
And gave up his life in the very end.

That fateful day is something that I am not allowed to forget.
It is that memory that reappears each time I put on my headset.

And when I sit in front of the radio and dispatch my officers to a priority call,
I silently hope and pray that I hear them clear,
instead of hear them take the fall......
(A Dispatcher's Promise, Paula Ann Gomes)


Ed, May the Lord bless and keep you and your family. You have touched so many lives. I will always remember your love for all people, and the job that you held so close to your heart. Thank you for being part of who I am today.

Alicia C. Gleave, Supervisor
Richfield Communications Center, Richfield, Utah

My Heart Goes Out To His Family. Although I didn't know this Fine officer. I have the highest respect for the Law and The Men and Women that serve it.

May God Always Hold You In The Palm Of His Hands.

Sandra Bullis
None

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our fallen brother.

Deputy L. Warnken
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

Ed,

The citizens of Brian Head, Cedar City, Enoch, Newcastle, Paragonah, and Parowan - wish to thank you for your years of dedicated service to these places we call home. The residents of Iron County will truly miss you. From the red hills of Cedar City, the slopes of Brian Head, to the awe inspiring beauty of Cedar Breaks - we know you will remain in our hearts until we meet you again. God Bless, Ed!

Iron County citizens

Anonymous

thank you for your time as an officer. may God be with your family, friends, and co-workers. rest in peace!

Anonymous

Even though we didn't always see eye to eye, Ed was always there when I needed a back. His lightheartedness on the radio made me laugh and brightened my day more than once. We had the opportunity to share in a few rounds of golf together. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know the real Ed. Thanks for your sacrifice in trying to help one of my brothers.

Corporal Mike Bleak
Cedar City Police Department

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