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

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

Deputy L. Warnken
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office


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


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


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

Eddie did what he loved most, helping people. Even at the age of 14, he was honored as a hero. The fire dept hadn't arrived and without any thought to his own safety, he went into a burning house, fully engulfed, carrying a lady on his back, crawling to safety, saving her life. Eddie, I've always been so proud of you, always looking up to you (only because you were a little taller) because you cared enough to make the world a better and safe place. I will miss you, and because you live on in my heart and memories, this isn't good-bye, but until we meet again someday in the sky.
I love you little brother.

Richard Dare

Richard Dare
Eddie's Brother

With grateful thanks and prayers for the family.


The air waves will never be the same without the cheerful sound of "Cedar this is 1W16" ringing out over my scanner. My condolences to the family and law enforcement community for the loss of Deputy Dare. Rest in peace 1W16!!


I am so sorry to hear of another fallen Deputy. For the family, friends & brother, sisters in blue my thoughts and prayers are with you. Know that he is now keeping watch from above.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

May the windows of heaven be opened and the blessings be poured out on the family of Deputy Ed Dare, the department and the community who has lost a true hero. God Bless

Sergeant Wade Breur
Utah Highway Patrol

Goodbye Ed. I love you and I will never forget you. Ed and I started out in the Iron County Sheriff's Search and Rescue nearly 8 years ago. We went through the academy together and we patrolled the back roads of Iron County together with little training. We always looked back and laughed about this. Deputy Dare was a great law enforcement officer and even more an exceptional human being. I considered him a fellow officer and a treasured friend. He always had a smile on his face and he would give you the shirt off of his back whether you asked or not. He loved this work and he was a true saint. God Bless you my friend. It's time to rest.

Corporal Darin M. Adams
Cedar City Police Department

To Sheriff Dare family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

It is hard to find word to my heartfelt gratitude for all the love and kindness that is expressed for Ed on his passing.

His sprit will always be in my heart and with all other fellow officers. I loved him so much. He is my hero.

Alan Dare

Alan Dare (brother of Ed Dare)

As someone who got to know and spend time with Ed while we went through the police academy together - I can only echo the thoughts others have already left. Ed was the one who knew how to lighten the mood and was always milking the best out of every situation.

My prayers and condolences go out to his family and co-workers as I know he will be greatly missed.

Deputy Troy Slaugh
Uintah County Sheriff Department

God Bless the family, friends, and Co Workers of Deputy Dare. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Rest in peace Deputy Dare, you served your community well with great dignity, pride, honesty, and intregity. My prayers are with your family.

Officer Don W. Reichhardt
County of Henrico, Virginia Division of Security



my thought and prayers are with your family, thank you for your service to your community and state. Rest easy my brother you have earned it. God speed.


To Protect and To Serve
Written by: Kate Plourde

I don't why you choose this path
It was surely not for pay
There's no routine of certainty
That brings comfort with each day

You leave your home and take with you
Silent prayers of family
They know the dangers you will see
They pray on bended knee

Your eyes see more in just one day
Than we do in an entire year
You strive to make our homes a haven
Safe from harms way and fear

You vow To Protect and Serve
People you don't even know
You treat them with dignity
Despite the filth they show

The way you serve with care and honor
Reflects your reputation
You wear your badge with such great pride
And it serves as confirmation

You never know with each call you take
If this will by your last
But yet you continue to take each one
And let your doubts just pass

This is your eulogy while you yet live
To wait for your death is sad
How much we need you to keep on going
To survive in a world gone mad

Ed,you will be missed very much by your brothers at the Iron County Sheriffs Office. You were the life of our office and our lives. May you rest in peace for a job and life well done and continue to be our guardian angel when we are taking the call that could be our last. God Speed

Your brother at the Iron County Sheriff's Office


As one who on occasion shared the radio with Ed, I too join in sorrow at his passing. I would be less than honest if I said that I was never frustrated with Ed on the radio, but he was such a good, nice person that the frustration could never last. I am going to miss the good humor that he showed in the job, showing us that even in life and death situations, life was meant to lived and enjoyed! From one of the voices on the other side of the radio at Cedar, I say, THANK YOU, 1W16

Tony Cannon
Cedar Communications

I was sorry to hear of this tragic event. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family as well as the dispatchers and fellow officers. We were all a pretty tight "family" in Cedar City and I know that you will be missed.

Brittany Rogerson
SLCPD//Formerly with Cedar Communications

I just want you to know that it has been a great ride I am glad I got to know the real ED. love ya man.

Iron County Sheriff

I am so thankful and I feel truly blessed that I was given the opportunity to know you. I can't tell you how many times your shadow in Mark's doorway brightened his day. Your shining personality and genuine smile were as big if not bigger than your stature, and you always impressed me with the way you truly loved and respected your wife Cindy. You are an example to us all.

Iron County has lost one of it's most elite citizens and protectors. But as for those of us who knew him, we have lost a dear friend. We miss you Ed.

Traci Gower
Wife of Mark Gower
Detective - Iron County Sheriff's Office

God Bless...

May God bless the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Edward Dare. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this time of loss. May God grant each of you peace that passes ALL understanding.

Officer Jimmy Bartley
Beaumont, TX P.D.

May God take you in his arm's and show you peace and rest.
10-42 brother.

Salt lake Co, Sheriff Ut / West Patrol

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