Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Daniel Dale Green

Tallahassee Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Dale Green

I did not know you personally but all I ever heard was great things about your sense of humor and great friendship.I did have the honor of meeting you on several short occasions and was impressed by your kindness and, as many said sense of humor. I have 2 others family members at TPD who were deeply affetced by your passing. You will never be forgotten and always stay in my thoughts as well as my father's and sister's as our fellow brother, and most importantly good friend.

James Martinez
TPD pre-hire #358

January 5, 2007

On this, the fourth anniversary of your tragic passing, I think of you often. You were a wonderful person, officer, husband, father, son, and friend. You truely gave all for everyone, and we miss you and think of your love for your friends and your community. I remember your smile and humour and I miss the chance to tell you how much you meant to me and our brothers and sisters at TPD. May God continue to bless you in your heavenly home and watch over your family, and brothers and sister's on Earth. You are forever, remembered and Loved. Thank you,Dale, for our Friendship and Brotherhood.
One of your Brother's and Sergeants, Walt Beck

Sgt. Walt Beck (Ret)
Tallahassee Police Dept

November 13, 2006

Dale, I woke this morning knowing on this date, four years ago I lost a mentor and friend. You were the Best of the Best! I remember your guiding hand and your strong commitment to training, all who knew you. Your teachings got us closer to God. You taught us to be brave when scared, strong when weak, compationate when jaded and commited to humanity above self preservation. Your smile and laugh were infectious and your "can do attitude" was, and is, an example to emmulate. Know that your teachings are learned and your lessons passed on to others. Dale, Thank You for your leadership and friendship.You fought the good fight and taught others to carry your legacy. You will never be forgotten! I miss you and wish you and your family Godspeed. Your Friend, Jimmy

Deputy Jimmy Goodman
Leon Counyt Sheriff's Office

November 13, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 4th anniversary of your tour of duty ending. Continue to keep watch over those that love you so much and those still out on patrol watching over the thin blue line. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 13, 2006

This night, four years ago, you were working an off duty job "party patrol". You called me and said that you were coming home, "Tell Ryan to warm up that new DVD, I'll be home in a bit". You said that it was an unusually slow night, and that party patrol had been cancelled. We had no idea then, what an incredible blessing the Lord was sending us!! Through this wonderful "gift" from Him, of your being sent home (let's face it, party patrol was NEVER cancelled before), we had the most amazing weekend imaginable -- and neither of us could have known that it would be our last! So as I sit here tonight, my memories of that weekend are bittersweet. I've thanked the Lord many times over for that very special gift, one that only He could have given. For only God knew that you would be called Home a few days later.
It is so hard here without you, but as the years pass, I know that I am that much closer to seeing you again!
I love you so much!!

Deb Green

November 8, 2006

I keep your photo on my desk. You remind me every day of the kind of man, husband, father, cop and friend I should always strive to be. Thank you for that. I will never forget you.

Formerly 569

July 11, 2006

Dear Dale,

Not a single day passes without you in it. Not one day. You are still here with us, we all feel it. It seems as if I always look at the clock right at 2:55 PM. How does that happen? We miss you and wonder what things are like in Heaven.

I know you were there to welcome the officer who died here on Wednesday into Heaven's gates. I am sure he was glad to see you and I know you will watch over his family.

Miss you brother.


June 23, 2006

Thought about you today (as I do many days)... we had a Federal Officer shot and killed at the Federal Prison. Luckily no one at TPD was not invovled, but it took me back to the night of your shooting and I thought back to how we (your squad) handled the scene and everything else. You would have been the proud FTO papa that night....we remembered what you taught us, and we used it. Thank you.

Just wanted you and your family to know that you are not forgotten, and we miss you.


June 21, 2006

It has been a rough "Father's Day" for us. I sat in church tonight and cried, not only for what you are missing as our children grow up, but for them being cheated out of their time with you. We miss you so much every day, and our love for you only grows deeper!
Happy Father's Day, My Love

Deb Green

June 18, 2006

I still think about you often, and visit this site from time to time. We still remember you and what you stood for. I hope the new officers are half the cop you were.
You're not forgotten, brotha!

Invest. Mike Bradford (Ret)
Tallahassee Police

June 2, 2006

Rest in peace my brother in blue. May God continue to bless your family.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

January 23, 2006

Hey Sgt. Green.

We still miss you. You gave it your all, and that is something we will never, never forget.

Thank you so much sir.

November 18, 2005

To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Dale Green, his fellow officers, and most especially to Sgt. Green:

On this the third anniversary of your brutal murder, please know that you are not forgotten. Your valor and dedication are still remembered and your memory honored. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Green.

The reflections left for Sgt. Green show that he was a man who was well-loved my many and well-respected by his peers.

May your family continue to be comforted by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Sgt. Green gave to his community, and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 13, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2005

Your birthday just passed,... Happy Birthday my friend! I, heck, we all miss you. But know that I smile everytime I hear your name, or a story about you. I hope you see a little bit of yourself in all of us here at TPD, and are proud of what you see.

Tallahassee Police Department

October 31, 2005

Your memory will last in my heart and mind forever. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to know you as my first Field Training Officer and my friend.

Investigator Richard Otway

October 27, 2005

It's so hard to believe that November will be 3 years already. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear your name proudly mentioned in the hallways and among other Officers. I'm an FTO now..scary, huh? I was really aprehensive when I got chosen, but then thought about all the things you taught me. Thank you for teaching me how to be quietly confident, although it doesn't always happen...I try to portray it. I still miss you, but I'm always so honored to tell people why I wear this bracelet on my wrist when they ask what it's for. I think of you all the time, and know that you're watching over us, laughing and crying with us.

Ofc. Andy Meresse
Tallahassee Police Dept.

August 23, 2005

Thank you for your guidance and patience. You provided me with the tools to be an effective police officer and taught me how to balance work and family. I carry your police picture with me at work everyday to remind me of the type of police officer I must strive to be. Dale you set the standard for professionalism and every day we must all work towards the standards you set to keep police work a respected line of work. Dale my second son is named Lucas Daniel Muley with him holding a part of your name. My Family will never forget everything you have done for me. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Please keep a watchful eye over all the Patrol officers. And God Bless You And Your Family.

Detective Mike Muley
Miami Beach Police

January 27, 2005

Dale, it seems like yesterday when you were brutally taken from our lives. I miss you but take comfort in knowing that God made a special place for you in heaven. Last night our beloved retired K-9, Murphy, passed away. I'm sure you will remember him and welcome him with open arms.

Former LEO

November 19, 2004

We haven't forgotten you, brotha.
Thank you for your service.

Invest. Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee Police

November 19, 2004

I remember Sgt. Green for he taught us in the CPA in the K-9 Unit. I knew of the Sgt. that he was a man of honor and a man of God. I am saddened at the death of such a good person, and wonderful police officer. God Bless You Dale Green, Rest In Peace and Christ's love.

Robert Gillander
Tallahassee Citizen's Police Academy

November 18, 2004

It's been almost four year since the tragic night that Tallhassee lost one of it's finest. I remember hearing the sirens blazing through town. It was such a tragic loss. As the daughter of a Sheriffs Deputy I can't imagine losing my dad in that way, it's something that I've always tried not to think about, it was something I thought could never happen. COPS always seemed unstopable to me. I take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. God bless the Greens.

Daughter of a sheriffs dept.

June 10, 2004

Sgt. Green: This year I took part in the Police Unity Tour to remember heroes like you. During the 250 mile bike ride I had the priviledge of hearing nothing but outstanding and God-like characteristics describing you from one of your brother officers that worked closely along side of you on SWAT. He told me what a great cop and family man you were. When I got back to Tampa I was again flooded with excellent stories about the excellent police work you engaged in and what a loyal and devoted husband and dad you were. And these stories were told to me by a guy that worked along side of you on SWAT; I kept thinking that I would have loved to have the opportunity to get to know you because you were being painted as a true hero. May you rest in peace and be reassured that your fellow brother and sister law enforcement officers will never forget you. You made us proud that you wore a badge just like us. RIP Dale. Also, you would be proud of your wife and children who were excellent supporters of the Police Unity Tour this year.

Officer Danny Rhodes
Tampa Police Department

May 17, 2004

Thank you Sgt. Dale Green for everything you did, were, and continue to be. I did not know you personally, but as a former native from Tallahassee and a graduate of the same law enforcement academy, I felt as though I somehow knew you. I was in Virginia last year for some advanced training, and I was fortunate enough to have been able to make a trip out to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C. and pay my respects to you. Having friends in TPD and knowing how much of an inspiration you were to them, it would have been an honor to have served along side you. Rest in pace Dale.

Semper Fi

John Griffin
U.S. Customs Service

May 11, 2004

I was in my office and thinking about my past where I served as a police officer for TPD from 1996 to 2001. Sgt. Dale Green was my FTO for a few weeks in 1996. I was first intimidated by his hardened gaze but my time with him I grew to admire this loving-husband, steely-sniper of a proud cop. My most favorite memory is when he drove me around to various areas of Tallahassee and pointed out sites and discussed their history. He was so knowledgable not only about the "job," but of the City that he loved to serve in. Sgt. Green taught me skills that I still incorporate to this day. He truly was an ocean whose waves of friendship and compassion rippled through every person who ever knew him. On my desk, I have Sgt. Green's name etched in dark chalk from the NLEOM. It is a constant reminder to me of Tallahassee's Courageous Hero. One whose name and heroism is forever etched into my soul. God Bless You Dale.

David Keith
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

April 14, 2004

it's now 2004, and it's so hard to believe that you were taken from us two years ago. I often think about you, Ponce, and Officer Gay who went before you. I think about the Ultimate sacrafice that you all made. It's hard not to be bitter at the people we're sworn to protect, that put us in such a position. You answered the call as you always did, putting the citizen first.
I'm proud to have known you, Dale.
Mike Bradford

Mike Bradford-Invest. Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

March 30, 2004

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